Raymond B. Ramirez, the motorcycle, collided with the Jeep near Washington Street and Bluff Drive. Raymon B Ramirez died from the injuries after his arrival at Lomal Linda University Medical Center. The driver of the Jeep was uninjured. The accident happened at 6:10 am on Saturday Dec 2, 2006 while Raymond B Ramirez was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle which collided with a Jeep Cherokee. The accident is to be investigated by the Colton Police.
The area of Washington and Bluff Drive is Signalized and about as regulated as it can be with the exception of perhaps the speed limit should be slower considering that the traffic is navigating curves and the signals and the numerous driveways in and out of businesses parking lots. Car to Motorcycle Contact often results in no injury to the driver of the auto, however Jeeps and SUV's are particularly injurious to smaller vehicles, and pedestrians.
So Friends who drive: Please be careful know that Safety is a Planned Action. When you get in or on your vehicle say to yourself, I could Kill or Be Killed as a result of driving this vehicle. IF you are impaired by anything even the sun rise, don't drive, when it is not safe. IF you are tired, drunk, or sick don't drive. If the Sun is so bright in your eyes, wait till it is a bit higher. If it is raining so hard you can't see, get off the road have a cup of coffee.
May the families of Mr. Ramirez be a comfort to each other. May we all be made aware of the fragile nature of life and our interdependence.