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Motorcycle rider who died after Mt. Baldy collision identified

There are 26 comments on the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin story from Mar 15, 2010, titled Motorcycle rider who died after Mt. Baldy collision identified. In it, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports that:

Officials have identified the motorcycle rider who died Sunday after slamming into a truck on Mt.

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TO IDIOT DRIVERS

Pasadena, CA

#1 Mar 15, 2010
Man this pisses me of, and I don't ride.
I know how this can happen, because IDIOT drivers pull out in front of me regularly and I'm in a car.
Was his signal on?
People just don't pay attention. The driver should go to jail for reckless driving, but wont because they allegedly obeyed the law.
Well he didn't, because if he did, this young man would be alive.
It probably went something like this:
The driver said he cleared traffic to his left, then fidgeted with is radio, drank some water, and then initiated a U-turn basically without looking. Then drove directly into the pathway of the motorcycle.
HDMISHEL

Hesperia, CA

#2 Mar 15, 2010
sad :(
Anne

Beverly Hills, CA

#3 Mar 15, 2010
HDMISHEL wrote:
sad :(
Very sad.
We saw where the accident took place. The California Highway Patrol closed Mt Baldy road for hours.
Sad

San Bernardino, CA

#4 Mar 15, 2010
Very sad story.

I am unfamiliar with the area, is this road a double yellow?
left Claremont

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Mar 15, 2010
Sad wrote:
Very sad story.
I am unfamiliar with the area, is this road a double yellow?
In some places yes. It's an old mountain road 2 lanes.
BIG TIME

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#6 Mar 15, 2010
I rode for years. Guys this is part of the game. Riding a bike is a chance you take. Some live some die. Some people die just because of the odds. The longer you ride and after seeing so many people die its just part of the game. Its no ones fault.
Citizen X

Baldwin Park, CA

#7 Mar 15, 2010
That's Involuntary Manslaughter and the driver should be charged, the driver did not look or he would have seen him.
Citizen X

Baldwin Park, CA

#8 Mar 15, 2010
BIG TIME wrote:
I rode for years. Guys this is part of the game. Riding a bike is a chance you take. Some live some die. Some people die just because of the odds. The longer you ride and after seeing so many people die its just part of the game. Its no ones fault.
Yes it is always a possibility and the rider knows that, but there is someone at fault and as we speak the motorcycle community is working to find out the charges and to press for charges if none has been filed, we are not gonna let this slide away unchallenged you can bet on that.
Cracka

Canyon, TX

#9 Mar 16, 2010
He probably made a u-turn at a slow azz speed..blocking the street and the motorcycle drove into him. I'v seen people on this road, do 3-point turns!!
Dont do a FKN u-turn across a whole street

“Ya'll be killin me.”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#10 Mar 16, 2010
Another unnecessary death. Come on people PAY ATTENTION. RIP Jason Stark. Damn, he's my age.
Wasnt There

La Mirada, CA

#11 Mar 16, 2010
Speed limit is 45. I doubt the Ducati was observing the posted limit. You have two types of riders on the mountain. The big bikes who chug along and enjoy the ride and the rice rockets who pass even inside the tunnels.
Sigh

Ontario, CA

#12 Mar 16, 2010
Wasnt There wrote:
Speed limit is 45. I doubt the Ducati was observing the posted limit. You have two types of riders on the mountain. The big bikes who chug along and enjoy the ride and the rice rockets who pass even inside the tunnels.
Nice detective work there Lou. Way to disrespect an innocent man who died because some idiot couldn't be bothered to look if the road is clear.
ainnothang

Yucaipa, CA

#13 Mar 16, 2010
Wasnt There wrote:
Speed limit is 45. I doubt the Ducati was observing the posted limit. You have two types of riders on the mountain. The big bikes who chug along and enjoy the ride and the rice rockets who pass even inside the tunnels.
Thanks for the worthless opinion based on absolutely nothing. Idiot.
ainnothang

Yucaipa, CA

#14 Mar 16, 2010
BIG TIME wrote:
I rode for years. Guys this is part of the game. Riding a bike is a chance you take. Some live some die. Some people die just because of the odds. The longer you ride and after seeing so many people die its just part of the game. Its no ones fault.
It is absolutely someones fault. The driver who didn't pay attention and broke the law, killing a man. Dying isn't just part of the game. If you believe that you have no business on a bike. You had a man riding a quality motorcycle and observing the speed limit. I can't tell you how many people I see making illegal u-turns from the right side of the road. Involuntary manslaughter charges should be pursued.
Mt Baldy Resident

Anaheim, CA

#15 Mar 16, 2010
There actually isn't a posted speed limit once you pass the ranger station at Shinn until you get to the bottom of the village where the school is. There are "suggested" speed limits especially when you come up to a turn but that's it. People go all speeds up this road.

Well at least now I know what all the fuss was about this weekend. When traveling on mountain roads, caution should always be taken...there are many blind spots and with two lanes a mountain side and drop off, there aren't very many places to go to avoid someone.

While the driver of the truck could have done things differently, this is something he'll have to live with.
casual observer

Upland, CA

#16 Mar 16, 2010
Wasnt There wrote:
Speed limit is 45. I doubt the Ducati was observing the posted limit. You have two types of riders on the mountain. The big bikes who chug along and enjoy the ride and the rice rockets who pass even inside the tunnels.
On the other hand, there is always the moron in his/her car/truck not paying attention to a FNG thing outside their little bubble. Let's see... I've been hit on a mt. bike, road bike, and killed on a motorcycle- all at the fault of guilty drivers of automobiles. Lucky for me, I was revived by an off duty nurse. Yes, I've had to give-up all three. Nice unfounded comment there, Ace.
Erik

Pomona, CA

#17 Mar 16, 2010
Thank you for all your support out there.... This was one of my good friends that I grew up with and I was also with him on that mountain when it happen....I was the the first rider of the 4. Jason was the 3rd in the pack. We ride together all the time and I could tell you first hand that Jason was not the guy going up the hill like a bat out of hell. He would always ride with in his limits. It didn't mater how fast we were going.. no one can survive an dead stop impact even at 30 mph..It was the timing that was bad...The old man and his family were very sad and sorry that this has happen. It was a accident that no one wanted to happen. The problem is that there should not be a turn out right after a blind curve. People also have to use better judgment on where you perform your U turn. If you can't do it safely then don't do it at all. We have all done this before because we were in a hurry etc... Jason "Starky" will be missed.....
sad

Redlands, CA

#18 Mar 16, 2010
very sorry to hear about this. I ride up and down baldy all the time and this is a kind of reality check. Sometimes after hearing about stuff like this it makes me think about just giving up riding in So. Cal. altogether due to all the other idiots out there.....
Yvonne

Azusa, CA

#19 Mar 17, 2010
Erik wrote:
Thank you for all your support out there.... This was one of my good friends that I grew up with and I was also with him on that mountain when it happen....I was the the first rider of the 4. Jason was the 3rd in the pack. We ride together all the time and I could tell you first hand that Jason was not the guy going up the hill like a bat out of hell. He would always ride with in his limits. It didn't mater how fast we were going.. no one can survive an dead stop impact even at 30 mph..It was the timing that was bad...The old man and his family were very sad and sorry that this has happen. It was a accident that no one wanted to happen. The problem is that there should not be a turn out right after a blind curve. People also have to use better judgment on where you perform your U turn. If you can't do it safely then don't do it at all. We have all done this before because we were in a hurry etc... Jason "Starky" will be missed.....
So sad. My condolences to his family and his friends.
dave

Glendale, CA

#20 Mar 20, 2010
Erik wrote:
Thank you for all your support out there.... This was one of my good friends that I grew up with and I was also with him on that mountain when it happen....I was the the first rider of the 4. Jason was the 3rd in the pack. We ride together all the time and I could tell you first hand that Jason was not the guy going up the hill like a bat out of hell. He would always ride with in his limits. It didn't mater how fast we were going.. no one can survive an dead stop impact even at 30 mph..It was the timing that was bad...The old man and his family were very sad and sorry that this has happen. It was a accident that no one wanted to happen. The problem is that there should not be a turn out right after a blind curve. People also have to use better judgment on where you perform your U turn. If you can't do it safely then don't do it at all. We have all done this before because we were in a hurry etc... Jason "Starky" will be missed.....
I am sorry to hear you lost one of your best friend. Was your friend worked in Santa Fe Springs in his father's business ?.

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