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Motorcyclist killed in high-speed crash in Orange County

A motorcyclist died Tuesday afternoon after a high-speed crash in Buena Park, authorities said.

Beach Boulevard from Knott’s Berry Farm to Orangethorpe Avenue remained closed while police investigate at the scene. Sgt. Bill Kohanek of the Buena Park Police Department said the road will probably remain closed until 6:30 or 7 p.m.

The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was traveling north on Beach Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he sideswiped a passenger vehicle in front of the Medieval Times restaurant about 3:10 p.m., Kohanek said. He was knocked off the motorcycle and struck an oncoming vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of the other vehicles involved were uninjured.

Kohanek said witnesses reported seeing the motorcycle traveling at more than 100 mph shortly before the crash.

-- Abby Sewell

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I knew a physician who had a name for motorcyclists = organ donors.

It's not a question of if but when your going to crash. And when you run from PD, which is stupid to begin with, your going to do something even stupider and your going to die.

The motorcyclist wasn't being pursued by the police. Read the article again for content (reading comprehension is a basic skill). Hello "My opinon [sic] means nothing," nowhere in the article was it mentioned that the police were chasing him. If your statement was just a generalized fact not pertaining to the story in the article, then my apologies to you.

The motorcyclist, according to an eyewitness, was traveling at more than 100 MPH on Beach Blvd just before the crash. Yes, that is stupid beyond reason. Still, it's sad that someone died as a result of that stupidity.

Statistically, most motorcycle accidents involve vehicles cutting in front of the oncoming motorcycle, particularly a vehicle turning left into the path of an approaching motorcycle resulting in a broadside impact. Please watch for motorcyclists while you're on the road. Thank you.

As mentioned in my previous post about most motorcycle accidents involve vehicles turning left in front of oncoming motorcycle....


Lesson learned. Motorcycle riders are becoming worse and worse nowadays. The demand that you move over (almost hitting the vehicle next to you or crashing into the wall) so they can speed by. If you don't...its the usual stare down, the finger or the annoying lets see how loud I can make my exhaust sound. Rule of the road is if there is enough room in a lane for a motorcycle to pass safely than they can. It doesn't mean split lanes and it doesn't mean a vehicle has pratically hit whatever is next to them in order for you to pass. Either way RIP.

Thank you for your generalization, Linda. Would it also be fair to say that drivers of cars are becoming worse and worse? If you haven't ridden a motorcycle in Southern California traffic, you might want to try it. You'll be surprised to see how many people deliberately aim their cars for motorcyclists because they don't want to be passed on the road and how many are oblivious to anyone around them because they are talking or texting on their cell phones. A few bad apples don't ruin the bunch. Please watch for motorcyclists while driving.


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