Speeding motorcyclist killed in Southbound 55, I-5 motorcycle crash
Posted on Jun 21, 2010
An Irvine motorcyclist is dead after an Orange County motorcycle crash caused by high speed on the southbound 55 connector to southbound I-5.
The fatal motorcycle accident occurred at about 2:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 20. Forty-year-old Charlie Park was travelling in the No. 1 lane of the connector road at about 80 miles per hour when his motorcycle veered to the left and hit a sand barrel. The motorcycle then hit a second sand barrel and Park was ejected from his vehicle. He landed in the road where he was struck by three different vehicles. The motorcycle came to rest on the shoulder of the road.
Park was pronounced dead at the scene.
This accident was caused by speeding. However, many California motorcycle accidents occur simply because the car driver does not see the motorcycle or misjudges the motorcycle’s speed. To learn more about Orange County motorcycle accidents and the rights of Southern California motorcyclists, click here.