Motrocyclist dies after crashing into...

Motrocyclist dies after crashing into another vehicle in Covina...

There are 28 comments on the San Gabriel Valley Tribune story from Feb 23, 2010, titled Motrocyclist dies after crashing into another vehicle in Covina.... In it, San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that:

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash while making a left turn Monday, California Highway Patrol officials said in a statement.

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A fellow rider

Diamond Bar, CA

#24 Feb 25, 2010
The part that gets me is the part where he hits the front left fender of the car. A couple situations come to mind: was he going at the speed limit or near it and then tried to make a left and then ran into the other car? That scenario doesn't quite play out in my mind because why would he speed into a turn and not pay attention. If he was going slow he would have avoided the other car unless it hit him.

Was there a truck or large vehicle blocking his view so that he edged into oncoming traffic to see? Or was he waiting to turn left, then turning left on a yellow and the car was speeding through.

I guess you could say that I'm leaning toward the car being at fault, but then again I know as much details as author, which is basically nill.

Anyway, my condolences to the rider's family and girlfriend.
DivineDee

Orange, CA

#25 Feb 25, 2010
A fellow rider wrote:
The part that gets me is the part where he hits the front left fender of the car. A couple situations come to mind: was he going at the speed limit or near it and then tried to make a left and then ran into the other car? That scenario doesn't quite play out in my mind because why would he speed into a turn and not pay attention. If he was going slow he would have avoided the other car unless it hit him.
Was there a truck or large vehicle blocking his view so that he edged into oncoming traffic to see? Or was he waiting to turn left, then turning left on a yellow and the car was speeding through.
I guess you could say that I'm leaning toward the car being at fault, but then again I know as much details as author, which is basically nill.
Anyway, my condolences to the rider's family and girlfriend.
Thank you. We don't know the specifics yet. It is just such a tragedy. So sudden. The family is just heartbroken but we are staying strong for one another.
bbb

Long Beach, CA

#26 Feb 25, 2010
Hal~ The posted speed for that area is 45. As stated in the article the motorcycle turned into to her drivers doors...she did not hit the motorcycle. No she was not on her cell phone and she had the right of way. It whole situation is bad & sad. Two families have been touched by this and will never be the same.
Anthony

Hilmar, CA

#28 Feb 26, 2010
I used to work with Alfredo. I was always fixing his laptop for him! The only other Tico I have met in Cali outside of my family. Those tamales he gave me were GREAT. I have riden with him once or twice. After I had this exect same accident at 20mph I haven't used my bike since. When I got hit I didn't see the car my visor had a glare and the car appeared out of a shadow under a tree, it was my fault the sun was in my eyes and I should have hesitated and made sure a car wasn't there. I decided to stop riding after my accident. One mistake and you may not be able to recover, its not how good of a rider you are its about wheather or not a mistake will be made by you or another driver while you're on your bike. It just not worth the risk! I hope to see you again Alfredo RIP!
Tisbebe

Garden Grove, CA

#29 Mar 2, 2010
bbb wrote:
Hal~ The posted speed for that area is 45. As stated in the article the motorcycle turned into to her drivers doors...she did not hit the motorcycle. No she was not on her cell phone and she had the right of way. It whole situation is bad & sad. Two families have been touched by this and will never be the same.
first of all, no where in the article did it say that Alfredo hit her drivers door. It stated that he hit the left front of her car.

Second, it never stated that she was not on the phone and/or texting. An investigation is still going on.

If you know something factual that the family has not gotten yet, please feel free to give that information to them. To make this statements according to what you "feel" happened is a slap in the face to all involved.

This is indeed a tragic situation for all involved. Please do not disrespect anyone with your statements. thanks~ his loving cousin
Sisternator

Whittier, CA

#30 Mar 4, 2010
bbb wrote:
Hal~ The posted speed for that area is 45. As stated in the article the motorcycle turned into to her drivers doors...she did not hit the motorcycle. No she was not on her cell phone and she had the right of way. It whole situation is bad & sad. Two families have been touched by this and will never be the same.
I am Alfred's sister. My husband and I came home from the hospital that day with our newborn son. It was a day I will never forget because I was waiting for my brother to come over and celebrate the arrival of our baby, instead we were slapped in the face with his death. The investigation is still pending, NOWHERE did it state that my brother "hit" this girls driver side door, only the front left side. Do you know something we haven't been told yet? It's just best you keep such comments to yourself and if this girl is a family member of yours just comfort her. She has to live with taking the life of a son, brother, uncle and soul mate. My brother will no longer be here when I need him, when my sons are crying because their only uncle is no longer here, when my mother is crying herself to sleep, or when his girlfriend needs his warm embrace. Ashlee still has her family. We have his loving memory. You have no idea what we are going through so please have the mind to keep unofficial statements to yourself.
btthegreat1

United States

#33 Mar 8, 2010
My mother-n-law lives on the corner of Badillo/Sunset and when I am there picking up my son daily I see cars/motorcyles driving so fast I keep telling myself something is going to happen. There's already been 1 death on that corner, now there's 2 who knows how many more will come. My prayers are with both families for Alfredo and the driver of the car. Motorcycles are extremely dangerous and people who do have them please be careful.
Tisbebe

Garden Grove, CA

#34 Aug 20, 2013
This was my baby cousin... he will never see his brand new niece that his sister was trying to hard to have!
Pinky DGAF wrote:
OMG, poor girl is now gonna be traumatized for the rest of her life...I panic when I see motorcyclist and I feel sick to my stomach...and this is just by being a witness. I very much dislike motorcycles...

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