HESPERIA, California — A motorcyclist is recovering in the hospital with road rash injuries following a hit-and-run motorcycle crash on the southbound lanes of Interstate 15, south of Ranchero Road on January 7, 2024.
The incident unfolded at 1:29 p.m. when a white Toyota sedan collided with the motorcycle rider, leading to his ejection from the bike and resulting in road rash on both arms.
Emergency responders from the San Bernardino County Fire Department swiftly arrived, discovering a damaged black and blue Yamaha GYTR and the injured rider. The victim was subsequently transported via ground ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for necessary medical attention.
In the aftermath, California Highway Patrol (CHP) logs indicated that the rider made arrangements for his daughter to retrieve the motorcycle. However, the white sedan involved in the crash chose to flee the scene, leaving crucial details unknown.
As of now, investigators are examining whether a wind advisory, in effect until 6 p.m. Sunday along the I-15 Freeway, from Main Street in Hesperia to Halloran Summit Road, played a role in the incident. The CHP is actively investigating to determine the contributing factors to the crash.
This incident underscores the importance of responsible behavior at accident scenes, emphasizing the need to remain present and assist those in need. As the investigation unfolds, authorities are urging anyone with information about this motorcycle accident in Hesperia to come forward.