Drugs and alcohol determined to be primary factors in deadly motorcycle accident
According to 23 ABC News, there was a deadly motorcycle accident on Saturday in Bakersfield, leaving a motorcyclist dead as a result.
As mentioned in the article, the accident occurred at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday night when motorcyclist Frank Richards Jr. was killed after being struck by a 1995 Honda Odyssey.
Authorities mentioned that the driver of the Honda van was identified as 24-year-old Thalia Aldaz, who was driving with her passenger Jesus Ramos, 50. Aldaz was reportedly traveling southbound on Union Avenue, approaching Adams Street, at an unknown speed.
Aldaz turned left and hit the raised curb of the center divider, moving the van into the direct path of the motorcyclist on Union Avenue.
As a result, Richards crashed into the van and went flying from his motorcycle.
Authorities reportedly transported the injured Richards to Kern Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.
Furthermore, Aldaz attempted to flee the scene before her vehicle was disabled. She and her passenger then fled the scene on foot before being apprehended later by authorities.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash. Drugs and alcohol were reported to be factors in the deadly accident.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this deadly accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
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