Motorcyclist Traffic Collision
Running Springs, California Friday March 4, 2016, at
approximately 11:08 A.M., Arrowhead Area California Highway Patrol Officers
responded to the scene of a traffic collision on SR-18, north of Upper Waterman
Michael Garcia (P-1), a 35 year old resident of
Artesia California, was riding a black and blue 2001, Honda CBR 929 (V-1)
motorcycle, northbound on SR-18.
Gustavo Puineda-Vivar (P-2), a 20 year old resident
of Crestline California, was driving a silver Toyota Tacoma (V-2) southbound on
P-1 was negotiating a right curve, approaching the
location of V-2. Due to P-1’s unsafe
speed for the conditions, Garcia was unable to safely negotiate the right curve
and allowed motorcycle to travel into the down bound lane of State Route 18,
directly in the path of the Toyota.
Honda motorcycle (V-1) collided with Toyota Tacoma (V-2) head-on. (P-1) was fully ejected from V-1 and sustained fatal injuries as a result of this traffic collision. The motorcycle (V-1) immediately caught on fire resulting into a total loss.
Puineda-Vivar (P-2) sustained a laceration to his right hand. Toyota Tacoma sustained major front end traffic collision damage and both of its airbags deployed, as a result of this traffic collision.
Erika R. Kearney, a 23 year old resident of Lake Arrowhead, California was a passenger in V-2. Kearney did not claim any injuries as a result of the traffic collision.
CHP Officer Chris Bates, ID 18392, is conducting the investigation.
Sunday March 6, 2016
According to ROTW NEWS Editor Michael P. Neufeld
Bikers and friends and family of 35-year-old Michael Garcia gathered in
a turnout Saturday on Highway 18 to pay their respects to the victims of a
traffic accident on Highway 18 near Panorama Point on Friday
SEE > http://rotwnews.com/2016/03/04/highway-18-fatal-motorcycle-crash-closes-highway/