UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in fiery crash in Perris – Hemet driver of car hospitalized
UPDATED: 04/11/2016 3:40 p.m.
PERRIS – A motorcyclist died in a fiery crash involving another vehicle on Navajo Road in the city of Perris, Sunday, April 10, according to a sheriff official.
Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Police Station and other emergency first responders rushed to the scene of the fatal collision after the sheriff’s emergency communications center received multiple 911 calls about the incident at 8:58 p.m.
Reports from both the sheriff’s department and CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department indicated a gray Honda Civic traveling northbound on Navajo Road crossed the center median and collided head-on with a motorcycle that had been traveling southbound.
The impact was so severe, the motorcycle burst into flames upon impact. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames while paramedics attempted to provide life saving measures to the downed rider, who sustained major traumatic injuries.
The motorcyclist, who has not yet been identified pending notification of their family, succumbed to their injuries and was pronounced dead on scene, according to Riverside County Sheriff’s Sergeant J.P. Strang.
“The driver of the Honda Civic, an 18-year-old male from Hemet, was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his non-life threatening injuries,” Strang wrote in a press release about the fatal collision.
The Perris Traffic Reconstruction Unit responded to the location and conducted an accident investigation. The north and southbound lanes of Navajo Rd. were both closed for about four hours during the accident investigation, according to Strang.
The road was reportedly re-opened at about 1 a.m. the following morning.
This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this accident is encouraged to contact Deputy Bryan at the Perris Sheriff’s Station at (951) 210-1000. Callers can refer to incident file number PE161010109 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.
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