CERRITOS (CBS) — A 31-year-old motorcyclist was killed Saturday morning when he evaded CHP officers on a chase, ran a red light and struck a car.

The motorcyclist, from Fontana, died on the pavement in Cerritos, CHP officers said.

The 77 year-old man who was driving the Ford Focus that was struck by the motorcycle suffered minor injuries.

The chase began about 12:45 a.m., when a CHP officer on routine patrol tried to stop the 31-year-old speeding on the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway. The rider, on a 2007 Kawasaki, refused to stop, according to a CHP statement.

The motorcyclist exited at Carmenita Road and the chasing CHP officer lost sight of him as the bike disappeared to the south on Carmenita.

Moments later, the same motorcycle sped through a red light at Alondra Boulevard, where it smacked into the side of a westbound Ford sedan driven by the 77-year-old man, who is from Norwalk.

The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and onto the eastbound lanes of Alondra Boulevard. He died at the scene.

His name is being withheld until notification of his next of kin, the CHP said.

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Comments (8)
  1. lorena says:

    my prayers and deepest condolences to the family … sorry for your lost… rest in peace ……. god bless

  2. Who cares, good riddance says:

    Who cares, this idiot could have killed someone else. 31?? really? At what age do you stop being completely self absorbed and willing to risk everyone elses safety for your own selfish desire to avoidn responsibility. Good riddance.

    1. Keith Jordan says:

      WE CARE, the people who knew him. You should care, this was a trajedy.Your comments are inappropriate to say the least, if you would like to discuss them further, please let me know ?

  3. ernie abreo says:

    yea u stupid he left behind 5 young kids who now dont have a dad his grandma just died so u have no idea what was going on in his head he would never hurt anyone else or himself on purpose now his children will never know their father he was my dad

  4. Sad says:

    I am really shocked that someone could be so COLD & HEARTLESS TO SAY SUCH THINGS About someone they didnt even know
    My prayers go out to you & your family …………….GOD BLESS …… .

  5. Mike says:

    Ernie: I’m sorry you are now fatherless. You’re young but I hope as you grow up that you will realize from this experience how your decisions will impact those who love you.

  6. Hardmoney says:

    I don’t feel sorry for someone absolutely willing to put everyone else on the roads in danger. It better that he suffered the results of His Actions, than the Innocent man in the car he struck.

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