August 22, 2014- On Friday afternoon a motorcycle rider was fatally injured, in a crash on Highway 58. The Kern County vehicle collision occurred in Bakersfield.
Julio Rodriguez, 58 years old, was riding his motorcycle westbound on Highway 58 near South Chester Avenue. The motorcyclist drove his bike between lanes while traffic on the freeway slowed.
The motorcycle’s handlebar hit a vehicle, which caused Rodriguez to lose control and fall off the bike. He was then run over.
Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.