Motorcycle mishaps on Hill roads

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Motorcycle mishaps dominated the last week on Hill roads, with three incidents on two days.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14, Miguel Ibarra, 27, of Winchester, was riding his 2015 KTM motorcycle south on Bee Canyon Truck Trail, 5 miles north of Highway 74. As he rounded a turn, he collided head-on with an off-road Polaris RZR side-by-side driven by Mark Sicola, 49, from Santa Monica, who was driving north at the time. Sicola was not injured but Ibarra complained of leg and head pain and was transported by American Medical Response to Hemet Valley Medical Center.

At 12:46 p.m. the same day, 3/10ths of a mile east of Bee Canyon Truck Trail on Highway 74, Vincent Valdivia, 32, from San Diego, was riding his 2009 red Yamaha motorcycle eastbound when he failed to fully execute a left curve, got onto the shoulder of the highway, fishtailed back onto the road and laid the bike down. Both Valdivia and his 28-year-old female passenger, Dalet Quinones of Chula Vista, were wearing helmets. Valdivia complained of neck and back pain and was transported to Riverside County Regional Medical Center. His passenger was not injured.

At 11:55 a.m. Sunday, May 15, Justin Stryker, 27, of Shawnee, Kansas, was riding his 2015 silver BMW motorcycle south on Highway 243 just north of Saunders Meadow Road when he went around a curve and hit a guard rail. Stryker was not injured in the crash and no other vehicles were involved.

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