14-year-old boy dies after crashing motorcycle into truck in Riverside County

14-year-old boy dies after crashing motorcycle into truck in Riverside County

Apparently, the young man was driving a motorcycle and did not respect a red light and crashed into a Mazda CX-5 truck; Authorities said the teen went airborne and hit the pavement.

A 14-year-old teenager died when he crashed while driving a motorcycle against an SUV this Saturday afternoon in the town of Homeland, Riverside County, authorities reported Sunday.

The mishap occurred at approximately 2:35 p.m. this Saturday near the intersection of Homeland Avenue and McWade Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Authorities said the young man, identified as James Bond, was riding a dirt bike on McWade Avenue heading east when he approached the intersection with Homeland Avenue.

A Mazda CX-5 pickup truck, driven by a 58-year-old man. was traveling southbound on Homeland Avenue when the teen apparently failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into the right side of the SUV.

The California Highway Patrol said the man went airborne and hit the pavement as the Mazda CX-5 continued to head southeast before colliding with a parked Jeep Liberty.

Emergency services said the teenager had died at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the Mazda CX-5 pickup truck and his passenger, a 72-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries. The woman had to be taken to a nearby hospital.

The California Highway Patrol requested that anyone who witnessed this accident contact the CHP’s Temecula area office at 951-506-2000.

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