Borrego Springs Accident Claims Life of Murrieta Motorcyclist

Posted on Jul 07, 2011

July 6, 2011, Borrego Springs, Calif. - A motorcyclist died in a collision Monday, June 27, on state Route 78, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.

The accident occurred at about 7:40 a.m. while Harold Larry Marker, 64-year-old from Murietta, was headed eastbound, about 4 miles east of San Felipe Road in Borrego Springs, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Marker's 2004 Harley-Davidson Road King crashed into a 1983 BMW when it crossed into westbound traffic while turning. According to the California Highway Patrol, the BMW, driven by a 79-year-old Borrego Springs man, was unable to avoid the accident. CHP Officer Brian Pennings, who investigated the accident, said that the motorcycle was traveling too quickly to handle the curve.

Marker sustained major traumatic head injuries in the accident. Emergency medical technicians who responded to the accident were unable to save him due to the severity of his injuries, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the BMW complained of back pain after the accident, but didn't go to the hospital for his injuries.

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