A speeding motorcyclist who Redlands police had chased earlier, hit a curb, was thrown from his motorcycle and died Sunday night, July 31.
City spokesman Carl Baker described the rider as a 45-year-old man from Yucaipa.
It started shortly before 8 p.m. An officer was trying to stop a motorcyclist in the area of Brockton Avenue. The motorcyclist, who was riding a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle, had been reported traveling up and down the streets at an excessive speed, he said.
The rider went east on Brockton Avenue and turned south on Grove Street. The officer broke off his pursuit on Grove Street due to the unsafe speed.
The officer turned off his lights and siren and was not actively attempting to pull the suspect over, Baker said.
“He continued to follow the suspect to monitor and observe him,” Baker added.
On East Citrus Avenue, Baker said the motorcyclist lost control as he tried to turn southwest onto Cypress Avenue. He struck a curb and was thrown off the motorcycle.
He died at Loma Linda University Medical Center
Traffic was blocked on Cypress Avenue until around 1:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1.