The driver of a white Toyota Tundra who fled the scene of a crash after running over and potentially killing a motorcyclist is being sought by California Highway Patrol officers.
The crash occurred in the No. 1 lane of the westbound Interstate 210 freeway August 29 at 5:10 a.m. east of Sunflower Avenue. The motorcyclist was reportedly cut off by the driver of a dark-colored SUV, was ejected from his bike and was subsequently run over by the male driver of the white Toyota Tundra, who stopped, made contact with the injured rider and fled.
The unidentified 53-year-old rider of the 2007 Harley Davidson was transported to Foothill Presbyterian. He eventually succumbed to his injuries, said Rodrigo Jimenez, Public Information Officer with the California Highway Patrol.
The driver of the unknown dark colored SUV was in the No. 1 lane ahead of the motorcyclist, a Victorville resident, and entered the HOV lane the rider was in, causing the Harley to lose control and slide along the HOV lane. The rider was ejected and landed on the No. 1 lane where he was run over.
The rider received blunt force trauma to the chest, according to the CHP crash report.
A Sig Alert was issued for the HOV, No. 1, 2 and 3 lanes of the westbound 210 at Sunflower by 5:20 a.m. The Sig Alert was canceled at 6:30 a.m. after all lanes were cleared.
The driver of the white Tundra is described as a Hispanic male in his early to mid-30s, five feet five inches tall and 160 pounds. He wore an orange shirt, jeans and work boots.
The CHP asks anyone with information on the crash to call the CHP Baldwin park Office as (626) 338-1184.