Richard Merced Killed in Claremont Motorcycle Crash on Foothill (210) Freeway at Baseline Road Off-Ramp
Claremont, California (October 17, 2021) – According to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner, 28-year-old Richard Merced was the motorcyclist who died in a Friday afternoon crash in Claremont.
Merced was riding his motorcycle when he collided with a Lexus sedan on eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at the Baseline Road off-ramp near the San Bernardino County line.
The incident occurred at around 4:18 p.m., October 15.
Merced, an Upland resident, was declared deceased at the crash scene by responding Los Angeles County firefighters and paramedics. He died of blunt force to the head and neck.
One other person was evaluated at the scene for unknown injuries.
No other details were available.
Motorcycle Accidents in California
In 2019, California was leading in the number of registered motorcycles in the USA. The state has also, over the years, recorded high numbers of motorcycle accidents resulting in catastrophic injuries or death.
Some of the common causes of motorcycle collisions in California include:
- Motorcycle lane splitting
- Cars making left turns
- Driving under the influence
- Road hazards
Motorcyclists are more likely to suffer serious injuries when an accident happens compared to car passengers. This is so because motorcycles do not have many safety features such as airbags, safety belts or steel cage to protect riders. Instead, they rely on helmets and protective riding suits only.
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