Man Ejected from his Motorcycle While Lane Splitting

Man Ejected from his Motorcycle While Lane Splitting

A man was airlifted after he was ejected from his motorcycle in Hesperia Wednesday evening. The motorcycle crash happened on southbound I-15 north of Joshua Street just after 6 p.m. Police say traffic was already slowed on the highway due to a prior accident when the motorcycle crashed.

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), 30-year-old Jason Wallace of Rancho Cucamonga was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle when he rear-ended a Honda Accord. Wallace was ejected from his motorcycle and suffered a fractured ankle and a back injury. Authorities airlifted him to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Motorcyclist Rear-Ends Vehicle While Attempting to Pass

Police say Wallace was lane splitting through the No. 1 and No. 2 lanes when he attempted to pass the Honda and rear-ended it. The motorcycle was going roughly 20 mph at the time.

The CHP investigation continues to investigate the accident. They do not believe drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash.

“While lane splitting is a legal practice in California, it must still be practiced safely. Motorcyclists need to ensure they have enough space to pass another vehicle, and always watch their speed,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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