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Motorcyclist Hits Fire Engine Head-on at Glendora Ridge Road Near Glendora California


Helicopter arrives at about 17:20

A motorcyclist hit a fire engine head-on April 1, 2015 after his motorcycle crossed the center of the road into an oncoming lane. The motorcyclist had come out wide of a right turn curve, and drifted left into the oncoming fire engine.

Firefighters immediately worked to immobilize the patient’s leg and pinpointed their location as the 1.29 mile marker.

There is no cellphone reception where the crash occurred, but firefighters were able to immediately request an air squad by radio.

VIDEO TIME MARKERS

The collision occurs at about 2:40.

The scene with victim in view at about 11:00 and following.

A second fire rig arrives at about 15:40 and following and moves past the scene to block the scene at a curve.

Los Angeles County Air Ops Air Squad helicopter does a flyover at about 16:45.

The publisher video describes the roadway as Glendora Ridge Road, while ABC7 Eyewitness News described the location as Glendora Mountain Road.

The GoPro video shows 24-year-old Jesse Lopez traveling behind another biker. Lopez wanted to show other bikers how he came around a blind curve and crashed head-on into the fire engine with hope of saving other motorcycle riders of a similar fate.

According to the motorcycle’s speedometer, Lopez was traveling up to about 56 MPH on a straightaway just before his last curve. He had slowed down in the curve to about 43 MPH and just as he lost control when he saw the oncoming fire engine.

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Glendora Ridge Road is located north of Glendora, California where it splits off of Glendora Mountain Road in the San Gabriel Mountain.

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