A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a sedan when the rider attempted to go around the car as it entered a turn on a Moreno Valley street, authorities said Friday.
The fatality happened about 3:35 p.m. Thursday on Atwood Avenue near Indian Street, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Joe Narciso said the motorcyclist, whose name was not immediately released, was riding his 2004 Honda motorcycle westbound on Atwood and was approaching a 2016 Kia Soul from behind when the driver of the car “attempted a turning movement.”
“The motorcyclist … crossed the centerline to pass the Kia,” Narciso said. “The motorcyclist collided into the driver’s side and was ejected.”
Paramedics arrived minutes later and pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene.
The Kia driver, also not identified, was not injured and was released after being questioned by deputies.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Moreno Valley station at 951-486-6700.