[09-03-2023] San Bernardino County, CA – Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Crash Kills Male Rider on Bear Valley Road

Published September 4, 2023

[09-03-2023] Motorcycle Vs. Vehicle Crash Kills Male Rider on  Bear Valley RoadA male rider was killed after a collision with a vehicle in Apple Valley, San Bernardino County, on Sunday evening, September 3, 2023.

Deputies from the Apple Valley Police Department, AMR, and the Apple Valley Fire Department responded to the crash scene that occured around 7:15 p.m. on Bear Valley Road near Navajo Road.

Authorities stated that the rider was heading westbound near Navajo Road when the driver of the SUV, who was traveling eastbound on Bear Valley Road, attempted to make a left turn in front of the rider and into the entrance of a shopping center.

Officials reported that the rider was unconscious, not moving, and not breathing and that the SUV driver was bleeding from the face. The rider was pronounced dead by responding firefighters.

Emergency personnel located a gray Chevrolet Trailblazer at the entrance and a lime green and white 2008 Kawasaki KLX 450R, both in severe damage.

No additional information regarding the incident, including the identities of those involved, was disclosed. Deputies blocked the two westbound Bear Valley lanes just east of Navajo Road for an investigation.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Safety Council, motorcycles account for less than 3% of all vehicles registered in the U.S. and less than 0.6% of miles traveled. In 2021, they were responsible for 14% of all traffic fatalities, 17% of the occupant fatalities rates, and 3% of all occupant injuries.

In 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported an average of 8% more motorcycle-related deaths from 2020 to 2021, despite its 2% decline in the rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

Over the past decade, motorcycle-related deaths have increased by 19%, while vehicle death rates have increased by 29%.