Rider Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Collision near 13th Street West

LANCASTER, CA (December 5, 2022) – Late Sunday night, a motorcyclist was killed and a driver was arrested after a hit-and-run on Avenue I. 

The collision happened around 12:30 a.m., near 13th Street West in the city of Lancaster. 

According to the report, a southbound BMW sedan made a left turn directly into a path of a westbound motorcyclist. The collision caused the motorcyclist to sustain serious injuries. Meanwhile, the BMW driver immediately fled without rendering aid to the injured victim.

First responders arrived shortly after and transported the rider to a local hospital for treatment. However, officials later pronounced the motorcyclist dead due to the extent of his injuries.

Following the crash, police located and arrested the BMW driver. Investigators said officers located the suspect hiding in the bushes. Officials charged the driver with suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run, and DUI. 

Once available, further details will be provided about the hit-and-run on Avenue I.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.

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 today 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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