SAN BERNARDINO (AP) — Authorities say a man fleeing police in a stolen pickup truck entered a Southern California freeway going the wrong way and hit and killed a man on a motorcycle.

San Bernardino police spokesman Lt. Jarrod Burguan says the man escaped on foot after the Saturday crash on Interstate 215, which remained shut down for most of the afternoon.

Burguan says a man noticed his pickup being stolen in San Bernardino 60 miles east of Los Angeles shortly after noon, pursued it in another vehicle and called 911.

Police attempted to stop the truck but the suspect entered the northbound lanes of the freeway traveling south and hit the motorcyclist head-on.

Police say the rider was a 47-year-old man from Riverside. His name has not been released.

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Comments (14)
  1. graham says:

    Catch this guy. And just kill him

  2. traffic angel says:

    omg, the guy on the bike never saw it coming. When does this ever stop. The police should have called the chase off, the longer you chase these guys the more chance of them killing someone else.

    1. DAN says:


    2. Mufon says:

      Uh, Angel, they did call it off. But I guess we’ll just criticize them for that now. Oh, and I like how you placed no accountability on the suspect that’s committing a felony by fleeing and not stopping for the officers. With that kind of tacit support for suspects, no, it does not stop, thanks to people like you that seem to endorse running from officers.

  3. Marie Garcia says:


  4. steve walsh says:

    make this die a slow and painful death
    who needs him in socity
    end it now

  5. what TF!! says:

    The police don’t follow the suspect onto the freeway they turned around. i hope
    they catch him and throw him in front of a truck. it was my brothers truck that was stolen said it was a mexican walking up his street. most likly on his way to a safe house MEXICO!!!!!!

    1. Estella says:

      Reply to>>>>>>what TF!!
      Don’t group everyone that’s mexican together okay. If it was a white guiy no one would have mentioned race. Don’t be an idiot and not all mexicans were born in mexico. Some people say they are German, Irish etc. but never been to Germany or Ireland same with us. I”m Mexican, never been to mexico & have no idea what a safe house is.
      This guy was a criminal leave race out of it.

  6. Den says:

    Another coward on the loose

  7. John Holt says:

    My deepest sypathy and condolences to the family of the motorcycle riders family. May the Angels of my Brothers and Sisters that have gone before me watch over you in your new place in Heaven. God Bless You

    1. Ed Rooney says:

      Are you for real, dude?

      What a nad.

  8. Ed Rooney says:

    At least it was only a motorcyclist killed, so no great loss. Too many of those dopes on the road anyway.
    Well done, wrong way driver!

  9. Estella says:

    Prayers for family & friends of rider, he was completely innocent. What a horrible death, the guy that did this needs to pay. I pray he or someone else turns him in, I don’t know how he can live with himself.
    Ed Rooney you need mental help. Think about what you wrote next time you or your family gets injured or they die. YOU ARE SICK.
    I recently started a petition to get a separate lane just for motorcycles on our busy freeways. Please sign & forward.

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