VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A motorcyclist miraculously survived a fiery crash that occurred Saturday night along Highway 395 in Victorville, a highway infamously dubbed as “Blood Alley.”
The crash involving a white Prius and a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle happened at about 11:00 pm, on July 7, 2018, at the intersection of Luna Road and US Highway 395 in Victorville.
“I was behind a car at a red light waiting to turn left onto eastbound Luna Road from southbound Highway 395. The light turned green and the car in front of me made their turn and I was making mine,” the driver of the Prius told Victor Valley News.
“All of sudden I saw something clip the front of my car and then instantly burst into flames like a bomb, I looked over to my passenger in shock and told him, ‘I think the rider of the motorcycle just died,’ thinking there was no way he could have survived.” The Prius driver said.
The driver immediately stopped and called 911 while searching for the ejected rider.
“We couldn’t find him anywhere and the bike was fully engulfed in flames. The first deputy arrived within minutes and found him lying in the middle of the street where the ambulance is now parked, about 50 feet from where the bike is,” the driver said.
The motorcyclist, a 26-year-old male was conscious and alert when First Responders arrived. He was transported to Mesa Linda Park and further airlifted by a San Bernardino County Fire helicopter to a trauma center.
“I’m a motorcycle rider myself, and I think it’s a miracle that his helmet didn’t even have a scratch on it, I’m still shocked by all of this,” said the driver.
The Prius driver said himself and friend were on their way to grab a bite to eat when this happened.
“I was about to bring my truck instead of the Prius, but at the last-minute I decided on this car, and I’m glad I did, otherwise the outcome could have much worse if he hit my truck,” The male driver of the Prius told Victor Valley News.
As of Sunday evening, the motorcyclist remains hospitalized and is suffering from a broken wrist, a broken ankle, and road rash, but is expected to have a full recovery, according to family and friends.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the Victorville Police Department.