Sunday afternoon, there was a fatal motorcycle crash in Anaheim, California. The man was finally identified by officials within the coroner's office a few days later, allowing his family to learn of his death and the details surrounding the accident that took place that day.
Fernando Velasquez, 41, was the man who was involved in the crash. He was riding his motorcycle down the road and was thrown off of his motorcycle around 1:15 in the afternoon. The crash took place on Anaheim Boulevard, a little south of Adele Street. It appears as though Velasquez lost control of his bike as a result of another driver on the road. He was a resident of Anaheim, California.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims' family and anyone else who was affected by this tragedy. Losing a loved one is a devastating experience that can leave emotional scars that can last a lifetime.
Paramedics were dispatched at nearly the same time as the accident occurred. They arrived on the scene at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Anaheim Boulevard. The man was pronounced dead while at the scene of the crash. At the time, his name had not been released to the press. The impact of being thrown from the motorcycle was enough to kill him instantly. He had not been identified on the scene and it is unknown as to whether he had identification on him or not.
A witness to the accident explained to police officers that a car cut the motorcycle off on Anaheim Boulevard. It is possible that the car did not see the motorcycle at all. It then appeared as though Velasquez lost control of his bike as a result of what the car had done. Lieutenant Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police reported what happened after listening to the witness statement. He then disclosed what happened to the press and included it within the full police report.
There is no mention of whether the car noticed the motorcycle at any point in time. The car responsible for causing Velasquez to lose control did not stop after the accident or inquire about the motorcyclist's safety. The car did not make contact with the motorcycle, but it is believed that the sudden motion was enough to affect the way the motorcycle could be controlled. This is what ultimately caused the motorcycle accident to occur and for Velasquez to lose his life.
After Velasquez lost control of his motorcycle, he was thrown from the bike. The bike then continued down the street on its own and finally crashed into a parked car. The car was parked along the side of the road along with several other cars. No one else was hurt in the motorcycle crash and it appears as though there was only one witness to speak to the police officers who arrived on the scene shortly following the accident.
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