Three collisions occurred on local highways over the last couple of weeks, according to California Highway Patrol (CHP) Public Information Officer Matt Napier.
On Aug. 14 at 5:30 p.m., Ronald Gregory Sigler, 74 of Palm Desert, was riding his white 2020 BMW R 1250 RT motorcycle eastbound on Highway 74 just west of Corrizo Road. Sigler failed to negotiate a left-hand corner, continuing straight and went over the mountainside. He was traveling at a stated speed of 60 mph. The cause of the collision was driving under the influence (breathalyzer), while the associated factor was an unsafe turn. Sigler was transported by AMR to Desert Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. The motorcycle was towed by Idyllwild Garage.
On Aug. 8 at 3:55 p.m., James Fredrick Dover, 61 of Idyllwild, was riding his red 2007 Honda CBR motorcycle north on Highway 243 just south of Rock Glen Road at a stated speed of 40 mph. Tyler Harris Oldham Monroe, 32 of Lancaster, was driving his gray 2018 Honda Accord at a stated speed of 10 mph also northbound on Highway 243 and made a U-turn. According to CHP, Dover collided with Monroe as he made a U-turn at an unsafe speed and was ejected from the motorcycle. No one was injured in the collision. Dover’s Honda motorcycle was towed by Idyllwild Garage. Monroe’s vehicle was not towed.
On Aug. 12, 2020 at 8:40 a.m., Dwana Denise Dominguez, 39 of Coachella, was driving her gray 2007 Ford Taurus eastbound on Highway 74 just east of Scenic Drive. Dominguez was traveling at approximately 45-55 mph when, for unknown reasons, she drifted off the right-hand side of the roadway, colliding with the rock embankment. Dominquez was transported by AMR to Eisenhower Health and her vehicle was towed by Valley Auto.