A motorcyclist died on May 29 on Angels Crest Highway, according to the Pasadena Star-News. Two riders were involved in the motorcycle accident, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
The CHP identified the deceased as 30-year-old Junior Esturado Quic-Ortiz of Hawthorne. He was pronounced dead at the scene where the two motorcycles collided. 45-year-old Patrick Ramirez of San Dimas was the other rider injured.
Quic-Ortiz appeared to have lost control of his motorcycle and collided with Ramirez, according to CHP Officer Jose Garcia. Ramirez was treated at a local hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. Officer Garcia said he was not sure what caused Quic-Ortiz to lose control and the accident remains under investigation.
May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The CHP is working in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to raise awareness of the dangers associated with riding.
Motorcycle helmets are one of the main points being stressed throughout the month. Although motorcycle helmet use increased from 48 percent in 2005 to 67 percent in 2009, all motorcyclists should be wearing them. Motorcycle helmets saved an estimated 1,829 lives in 2008, and studies have proven helmet use does not affect the rider’s sight or hearing ability.
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