RANCHO CUCAMONGA (CBSLA.com) — A 4-year-old girl — who was apparently riding on the back of a motorcycle — died Tuesday in a collision involving a semi truck.
Breann Creer died at the scene of the crash, which took place around 11 a.m. on 6th Street in Rancho Cucamonga.
The driver of the motorcycle, who is believed to be the boyfriend of Creer’s mother, suffered moderate injuries.
Officials say the semi truck was reportedly traveling east on 6th Street when the driver attempted to make a U-turn.
The motorcycle was also traveling east on 6th Street when it was forced onto its side and became caught underneath the semi’s tractor trailer. It was apparently dragged for several feet before the semi came to a stop.
“It someone pulls a U-turn on in front of you, if you they don’t see you, and (you’re) just feet from it, you can’t stop. You can’t,” Rancho Cucamonga Business owner Don Watson said. “And you have to ride like you’re invisible, because you are. People don’t see you. They just don’t see you.”
A memorial was set up in Rancho Cucamonga.
The family has also set up a memorial fund. [Per the family: Go to any Wells Fargo Branch, or on line, donate to Breann Creer Memorial Fund. Account # 3344876523]