Thursday, November 20, 2014

Teen Motorcyclist Killed in 14 Freeway Accident

A teenage motorcyclist was killed after being while riding southbound on the 14 freeway near Palmdale at around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The 17-year-old was entering the freeway from Pearblossom Highway at a high rate of speed, and collided with a 2001 Audi A8 which was driivng at 60 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol.

He applied the brakes in an attempt to avoid the collision, and his motorcycle slid out from under him. The bike slid on its side, hitting the right rear of the Audi.

The rider was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision. No one else sustained any injuries, and the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

A sig alert was issued for the Pearblossom onramp at 9:21 p.m., and it reopened at 1:33 a.m.