Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On Pomona Freeway

DIAMOND BAR (CBS) — A motorcyclist was killed Friday in an accident on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway in Diamond Bar, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The accident occurred about 9 a.m. at Diamond Bar Boulevard, said the CHP. The name of the dead man was not immediately released.

Four westbound lanes were blocked while an investigation was conducted.

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  • Gregg. Anderson

    I was and almost became a fatality in a head on collision in a motorcycle accident, as a reminder speed kills.

  • Marco

    Gregg you were, or you were almost a fatality in an accident?

    Can you be both and still be here to post a message?

  • rob

    Hit and Run…per RIP Rider.

  • jerryg

    We were in this traffic and I just glanced from the passenger seat in time to see the scene. So sad.

  • T. Nguyen

    we were stuck in that traffic as well. poor guy

  • Dawn

    What kind of bike? Loud pipes saves lives.

    • Sherry Swearengin Pavia


  • James

    I saw this happen… the Santa Monica PD officer was driving by and tried to revive him…it was sad seen him do chest compressions on the obvious dead rider. So sad. RIP

  • scottland

    It was a felony hit & run. The driver of the sedan ran over the MC, got out and looked at the rider-then sped away. RIP bro.

    • BD McGee

      Motorcyclists get what they deserve, “bro”.

      • techitt

        Like motorcyclists are one person come on. we are all apart of the Human race and that is all that should matter we seen this man in passing and notices the work boots and jacket. He was older not some puck tiring to showoff. Grow up All people matter and I am not judging you just think you needed to be educated God will make that judgment when your day com I pray for you it is later then sooner but that you will teach others most likely by running your mouth on this chick that talked crab to you on your post but someone will hear this and think different. Peace

      • BigDEEZ

        BD McGee you’re a frickin prick! Karma’s a B!!!!

      • DA&KV

        ok mc gee so ur the one that should of had the acsident and die. your going to tell your going to judge a persone on what they drive. or what it you that hit the guy……

      • Sherry Swearengin Pavia


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    • lisa

      was it close to the 5 freeway? i think i know this person and just found out yesterday

  • Mandy

    It took me an hour and a half to get from central ave to diamond bar blvd, I was so mad I even flipped a guy off for getting in front of me once I got to the accident, But then when I seen the body and the motorcycle I felt really bad… I had no idea. Sorry to the guy I flipped off and sorry to the family of the victim. ur in my prayers. god bless.

  • Pat Robertson

    Can somone explain to me what the sad part is? It was a freakin’ motorcyle rider, who the eff cares?

    • Sherry Swearengin Pavia


    • lisa

      i new that person, he was a newlywed…how dare you? may God have mercy on your soul and may you never need the experience of deep pain to learn your lessons

  • A. Ambrose

    I am appalled, I was in the traffic, yes it was horrible and made me late for work Someone died her people, who cares if they ride a motorcycle or a goat, they have a family!!!! I watched people NOT let anyone merge, flip people off, laugh as they honked their horn at other drivers trying to merge. As if any of us had any control over where to go or what to do. STOP thinking of just yourselves, obviously if there is traffic that bad for that long, it was at someone’s expense. I saw the body, and all I could think of was that poor mans family. I hope whoever did it get’s theirs! TOO many self absorbed selfish people! Maybe one day when they have a loved one die in an accident, they will understand.

    • techitt

      Agree, i have a friend who lost her hubby to a tree since the stand up man on the other side didnt let him merge. We are ll the human race start acting like it life would be eaiser and not as short for others. That is someones brother father son and father

  • Christine A.

    OMG!! I saw the firemen trying to revive the man, it was horrible just watching them do it… thats when reality really hits you, you never know if you live the next day… trhats why we have to thank the LORD for every day

  • Larry

    Wow. This is my daily route to work on my bike, an hour after I got to work (2 miles before my offramp). RIP fellow biker. Someone from my office actually came to my cube to make sure it wasn’t me they saw under the sheet as they drove into the office.

  • Debbie J

    This was very tragic. I saw the body on the road. His hand limp, shoes sticking out from under the cover. He was probably on his way to work and all I could think of was his family receiving this terrible news in a few hours. It really shook me up. I had to get off at the Grand Ave. off ramp.

  • Karen

    My friend and I were traveling to Orange County to attend a funeral and were stuck in traffic for over an hour and a half. We saw the officer cover the poor man with a sheet. We felt terrible for him and his family. Everyone driving near us were courteous and let people merge.

    • tbenson

      I knew him, he was my ex husband and the father of my two boys now 20 and 17. I’m so sad to hear that he passed this way. Hope he didn’t suffer. RIP Joe.

      • Sherry Swearengin Pavia


  • Family of Victim

    This was my brother-in-law. If any one has information regarding this accident please post here and i will be checking it. He had a wife and a four year old daughter and three son that are now with out a husband and father. Please help us catch the person that hit him.

    @ BD McGee: how dare you judge someone for what they drive. Did you not think that his family might read what you post. You are a horrible person for saying such things.

    • Shokked8

      If u are family …truly sorry for your loss! My condolences to you & your fam…I will keep u in my prayers…

    • Phoenix

      Quinones Family, my deepest condolences. My co-workers & I came upon the accident as firefighters stopped treating your loved one & covered him with a sheet. We all cried & felt your lost. Our prayers are with you. The whole day I kept thinking of the shock of receiving such news & that is not anything I wish on anyone. Know that many of us who passed the scene are thinking of you & your family. Do not allow the ignorance of some people make this a more difficult time. God be with you.

    • Dina

      I saw the accident on my way to work. I saw most of it Me and two other men approach him and we tried checking to see if he was ok we were trying to talk to him hoping he would answer. But he was just lAying there unconscious with no heartbeat. A little after the police showed up and started CPR. The man who hit him fled the scene. We did see a car that pulled over on the side of the freeway Bout half a mile away from the scene that fit the description of the car that hit him. But by the time the cops got there he was gone. I have never experience anything like this it was my first time and I have to say I will never forget. I can just imagine how his fAmily must of felt. No one deserves to die the way he died. I still remember what he was weAring how he looked I remember every detail. I pray to god that the person that killed him be caught. I know he was on his way to work by the boots and close he was wearing.

  • Carson

    To the victims brother-in-law. I came apon the accident shortly after @ 8:20 and could stop thinking about him all day. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.

  • SML

    Thoughts and prayer go out to the family. I really hope they catch the person that hit him.

  • Steve

    This is also my route to LA. I was following 2 sv650’s splitting the carpool lane when we came across the scene at approx 8:30. It was very sad to see him spawled out covered by blankets. Bike looked like a black Katana. All day it has been an emotional day for me. Thinking about the poor guys family and thoughts that it could happen to anyone.

  • Robin

    I was on my way to work this morning when I came upon this tragic accident. Seeing the body laid out and the motorcycle down moved me to tears. I immediately called my husband since he took his bike and the same route to work an hour earlier. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  • amanda

    I agree… & I always let ppl merge in front of me … but its another thing when ppl cut u off when they don’t need to. & I must say this has been on my mind all day I cant stop thinking about that poor guy … it can happen to anyone it don’t matter what kind of car u have. So becareful & his family is in my prayers.

  • Anthony

    It hurt my heart to see the man dead om the fw. I prayed. I hate to see someone die.. Lost a friend on a motorcycle years ago and that’s why I didn’t buy one .. You guys please be careful.. I live in diamond bar and was driving a foothill transit bus on the easy bound side pov the 60fw.. When I saw the mc and rider on the ground… Still breaks my heart when I think of him laying on his back covered….

  • Julianne

    I saw his body lying on the street… It was so traumatic. My prayers go out to his family.

  • Shokked8

    My heart is heavy… As I drove past him I cried and prayed for his soul &strength for his loved ones RIP

  • tb

    RIP Joe. Father, brother, son. You are now in gods grace. Look after your little girl from the heavens. The boys will always have good memores of you and so will I. RIP Joe.

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