UPDATE: Motorcycle rider killed in crash identified


    This image from surveillance video provided by Tire & Wheel Mart shows the moments before a crash between a motorcycle rider and car Thursday, March 14, 2019, on Union Avenue in Bakersfield, Calif.

    UPDATE (Monday, March 18): Kern County Coroner's office has identified the motorcyclist as Damon Hill, 41 from Bakersfield.

    UPDATE (Friday, March 15): Police told Eyewitness News that this motorcycle rider has died.

    The original story is below. The original story contained surveillance video of the crash, which has been removed from this story.

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    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – Surveillance video captured a crash Wednesday morning between a motorcycle and a car.

    Police said the crash took place on Union Avenue at 17th Street.

    Video provided by a business at that location, Tire & Wheel Mart, shows the car make a U-turn into the path of the motorcycle, sending the rider flipping into the air upon impact.

    Workers at Tire & Wheel Mart said they saw the crash happen and estimated the rider flew 60 feet in the air.

    Police said the rider suffered moderate injuries.


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