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Woman Thrown off Motorcycle, Killed Sunday from Rancho Santa Margarita

The 63-year-old was a passenger who was ejected when the driver failed to negotiate a turn correctly.

A woman ejected during a motorcycle accident east of San Juan Capistrano Sunday was from Rancho Santa Margarita. Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
A woman ejected during a motorcycle accident east of San Juan Capistrano Sunday was from Rancho Santa Margarita. Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
A woman passenger thrown off a motorcycle on Ortega Highway and killed was from Rancho Santa Margarita, the California Highway Patrol reported today.

The 63-year-old woman's identity has not been released. She was riding on the back of a 1997 Honda Magna driven by a 62-year-old Rancho Santa Margarita man, according to a CHP incident report.

A witness in a following car went to a U.S. Forest Service Fire Station around 4:40 p.m. Sunday to report that the woman flew off the bike about 13 miles east of the San Diego (5) Freeway, said Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority.

The CHP report says the man driving the motorcycle failed to negotiate a turn while going 40 mph and hit the gravel shoulder. The woman was ejected as the motorcycle hit the guard rail.

The Ortega Highway fatal accident is now the second of three in two days involving motorcycles, with the third reported just this morning in Newport Beach.


Brainwashed_In_Church July 15, 2014 at 09:27 AM
Either the driver didn't know what he was doing. Or, he knew EXACTLY what he was doing.

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