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Another California motorcycle fatality blamed on speed

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A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a 20-year-old Chula Vista man Friday afternoon shortly before 12:30 p.m.. according to 10News.com.

“Witnesses reported that the motorcycle rider was traveling at a very high rate of speed and was simply unable to negotiate the curve,” California Highway Patrol public affairs Officer Brad Baehr said.

According to the CHP, Christopher Linan, a hotel worker, was riding his 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle when he attempted to merge from the northbound Interstate 5 (San Diego Freeway) onto the eastbound State Route 54 in Chula Vista, Calfiornia when he lost control. The Kawasaki careened into a guardrail, hurling Linan to the pavement. According to Officer Baehr, Linan died at the scene after suffering extensive injuries. The San Diego Medical Examiner’s has not released a cause of death.

A high percentage of motorcycle accidents and fatalities are due to rider inexperience and/or error. Please ride cautiously. The life you save, may be your own. Always ride with a helmet.