California Man Loses Life in Big Rig – Motorycle Accident

We extend our condolences to the family of Joshua James Fisher, who lost his life in tragic circumstances on Monday. The Press-Enterprise carries the full report of the California traffic fatality:

A 30-year-old San Bernardino man was the victim of last night’s fatal motorcycle accident along Interstate 10 in Bloomington, according to San Bernardino County coroner’s officials.

Joshua James Fisher died at the scene of the 6:24 p.m. wreck Monday along the freeway’s eastbound lanes west of Cedar Avenue.

He was riding a 2009 Tank Vision 250 when he collided with the rear of a big-rig, deputy coroners said in a written statement.

California Highway Patrol officers are investigating the cause of the accident.

We don’t know the root causes of the accident. For California residents who may think that flouting the helmet laws are okay, the Department of Motor Vehicles offers the following statistics about approved helmet use:

Most crashes happen on short trips (less than five miles long) just a few minutes after starting out.

Most riders are riding slower than 30 mph when a crash occurs. At these speeds, helmets can cut both the number and the severity of head injuries by half.

Drive safe, and remember that wet California roads merit cautious approaches by bikers this winter.

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