Motorcyclist Killed in Semi-Truck Collision near Lebec Road

BAKERSFIELD, CA (October 18, 2022) – Sunday afternoon, a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 left a motorcyclist dead and Kaylin Riolo injured.

The semi-truck accident occurred around 4:30 p.m., near Lebec Road on October 9th.

Per reports, the 32-year-old male rider of a 2007 Harley Davidson was heading north when he collided with a Hyundai freight-liner semi-truck.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. Meanwhile, medics transported the passenger of the motorcycle, 30-year-old Riolo, to Kern Medical Center for further treatment of major injuries.

The semi-truck driver, 55-year-old Joe Riddle, of Hurricane, was unharmed in the collision.

At this time, authorities have withheld the deceased victim’s name pending notification of next of kin. Bakersfield Police are still investigating the crash and will provide updates as they become available.

Once available, further details will be provided.

No words can express the sorrow felt in this delicate moment. The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of the victim. May you find comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Losing a loved one in a motorcycle accident is always a traumatic experience for those left behind. Reach out to Sweet James and let them help you with the legalities of your situation during this trying time. They commit their extensive experience in the legal field to provide high-quality representation to each of their clients. Call their office at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation with an expert legal professional in your area. You can also reach them 24 hours a day and 7 days a week through email, text, and online chat.

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