Passenger dies, driver hurt in sudden motorcycle stop

Published: Sunday, May. 5, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 5, 2013 - 7:11 am

A female motorcycle passenger died Saturday afternoon after being ejected from the vehicle during a sudden stop.

The accident occurred at 3:59 p.m. on Antelope Road, west of Roseville Road, according to a California Highway Patrol incident report.

A 21-year-old Rio Linda man was driving his red Honda CBR motorcycle east on Antelope Road, splitting between the No. 2 and No. 3 lanes at 25 mph to 35 mph, the CHP said.

The motorcycle came upon a Dodge 2500 pickup stopped at the intersection of Antelope and Roseville roads. Because that truck was pulling a car trailer, the motorcyclist had no room to continue lane splitting and attempted to brake quickly, the report said.

Application of the front brakes caused the motorcycle to flip forward, ejecting the 20-year-old female passenger from Gresham, Ore. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name was not released.

The motorcycle driver was transported to Mercy San Juan Medical Center with major injuries. The driver and passenger of the truck did not report any injuries.

Call The Bee's Ed Fletcher, (916) 321-1269. Follow him on Twitter @newsfletch.

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