CHP cruiser
Photo by John Schreiber.

A 63-year-old motorcyclist was killed when his bike rearended a stopped SUV on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Azusa, the California Highway Patrol said.

The motorcyclist was publicly identified only as a San Bernardino County resident.

It was reported at 5:13 p.m. Saturday on the eastbound 210 Freeway at Citrus Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Peter Nicholson said.

He was riding a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he rear ended a 2017 Toyota RAV4 that had come to a complete stop in the HOV lane, the CHP reported.

The motorcyclist was going about 45 miles per hour when he struck the SUV and was ejected from his bike.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, Nicholson said.

The CHP issued a SigAlert at 5:36 p.m. Saturday for the HOV lane and lanes 1 and 2 of the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Citrus Avenue and lanes were reopened at 6:40 p.m. Saturday.

The CHP’s Baldwin Park office asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at (626) 338-1164.

–City News Service

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