A Coachella motorcycle-truck collision resulted in the death of one person on the evening of Tuesday, December 15. The deceased victim was later identified by the Riverside County Coroner’s Office as Todd Mosley, 62, of Indio.
According to the details shared by the California Highway Patrol, the fatal incident involved a collision between a motorcycle and a cement truck. It occurred close to the intersection of Avenue 53 and Calhoun Street. CHP received reports of the crash just after 6:15 p.m.
As per the CHP report, the motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Avenue 53 at the time. Witness reports reveal that the motorcyclist, who was later identified as Mosley, was traveling at a high rate of speed. As he drew close to the intersection, he failed to slow down in time. The cement truck was turning onto Calhoun Street at the time.
As the truck turned left, its trailer came directly into the path of the motorcycle. Mosley, who was driving at excessive speed, failed to slow down in time. This caused the motorcycle to crash into the trailer of the cement truck.
The sheer impact of the collision caused Mosley to be ejected from his motorcycle. It is not clear whether he was wearing a helmet at the time. He sustained critical injuries after being ejected from the motorcycle. When the first responders and paramedics reached the crash scene, efforts to revive him failed. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at around 6:35 p.m.
Authorities initially withheld the identity of the deceased, pending notification to the next-of-kin. The identity was later revealed by the Coroner’s Office.
CHP confirmed that the driver of the truck didn’t have any injuries to report, nor was anyone else injured in the Coachella motorcycle-truck collision.
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