HEMET (CNS) - A man died Thursday, May 5, in a crash at a Hemet intersection while speeding through a red light on a stolen motorcycle while fleeing authorities even after the pursuit was ended over concerns about public safety.
The deadly collision happened about 10:30 a.m. at Florida and Lyon avenues, according to the Hemet Police Department.
Lt. Eric Dickson said that the suspect, whose identity was not immediately released, was spotted riding a green sport motorcycle westbound on Mayberry Avenue, racing past a stop sign at Panorama Drive, where a motorcycle patrolman was conducting speed enforcement.
The motor officer followed the biker and signaled him to stop, but the man “immediately accelerated away at a very high rate of speed,” the lieutenant said.
He said that the patrol