Motorcyclist Pronounced Dead after Fatal Crash on Avenue J-8

LANCASTER, CA (May 3, 2022) – Late Sunday afternoon, Johnny Carr was fatally struck in a motorcycle collision on Division Street.

The incident occurred around 4:15 p.m., near the intersection of Division Street and Avenue J-8.

According to reports, the female driver of a Nissan Sentra was heading south on Division Street when she attempted to turn onto Avenue J-8. There, she went directly into the path of the motorcycle and struck 50-year-old Carr.

The impact ejected the motorcyclist from the Harley-Davidson onto the road.  Medics arrived and rushed the rider to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Following preliminary investigations, officers did not confirm whether or not drugs or alcohol played a factor. However, an active investigation is still currently underway.

When driving, it is important to keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Also, allow more following distance when behind a motorcycle. If you are riding a motorcycle, use hand and turn signals when you change lanes or turn. To increase visibility, wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape. Create safer roads and save lives by abiding all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.


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