Los Angeles man killed in Alhambra motorcycle crash

ALHAMBRA — A Los Angeles man died Friday after his motorcycle collided with a big rig on the 10 Freeway, officials said.
The name of the motorcyclist was not released Saturday pending notification of his family members, coroner’s officials said. California Highway Patrol officials initially described him as a 51-year-old Los Angeles man.
The crash occurred about 4:30 p.m. on the Garfield Avenue onramp to the westbound 10 Freeway, CHP officials said in a written statement.
“For unknown reasons, (the motorcyclist) was unable to negotiate a right turn to enter the normal lanes of traffic,” the statement said.
The rider then lost control of his 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King, which struck the right, rear portion of a big rig being driven by a 51-year-old Fontana man, according to the CHP.
The rider was then thrown from his motorcycle and was struck by the truck in the right lane of the Freeway, the statement said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

20 thoughts on “Los Angeles man killed in Alhambra motorcycle crash

  1. I happened to be passing by right after this accident happened. It was very shocking. I thought, from a distance, that the man (who was dressed in black), was a blown tire or animal laying on the freeway. As I approached, I could see it was a man laying who appeared to be dead on the side of the freeway. He was badly mangled. Two trucks had stopped just ahead of the body, with both drivers coming back to the the injured man. It looked like it was too late. Such a tragedy!

    It was so shocking! I cried as I continued slowly down the freeway.

    Motorcycles are “accidents waiting to happen” on freeways. I don’t know what can be done about it, but it’s so dangerous now because there are more trucks and cars on the freeways than ever before (I grew up in the Los Angeles area). Therefore, motorcyclists are getting killed all the time. It’s very sad.

  2. It sad to hear what what happen to this man and the family he leaves behind I lost a close friend 2half yrs ago in a bike accident….. May he be in peace

  3. That was was my cousin Danny Salas, and our family is very devastated.Please pray for his mother Sally and his children,and brothers.

  4. Danny was a friend of mine it hurts to know another person has passed away, I just lost my cousin 6mths ago from a motocycle accident on the 60 fwy, now Danny he was a wonderful,Loving guy with alot of HEART<3.. I just wish there was a lane just for bikes..

  5. I happen to know Danny I had a motorcycle accident myself,it left me on a wheel chair permanently. I had just talked to him a couple of weeks ago after about three years that I hadn’t seen him, he was telling me how much he enjoyed riding his new bike and those rides with the pack. All l could tell him was to be careful out there because half of the time other drivers don’t see you and to be alert. Two days ago I learned about the accident and I’m really sad to hear about his death rest in peace Danny you will be missed such a nice and kind person……

  6. He was a nice and very cool neighbor that i had, the times we got to talk i’d say were interesting and i remember the last conversation we had was about his Harley on how much money he had spent on it and i always use to see him outside cleaning his Harley or just checking if anything else was missing lol but all in all he was my neighbor and friend.

    RIP D.S.

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  8. i meet him and saw him a few times, always proud of his bike, when i meet him he show me pics of his bike and told me all about it, always an easygoing man, i learned about his death when i went to one of his favorite spots where they had pictures of him and candles in his memory… everybody was sad and playing his favorite music….
    rest in peace Danny… im sure god have you riding next to him…

  9. I lost one of my best friends, I never meet someone that was so nice to everyone! always making us laugh, he was so full of life. Man am going to miss him! My prayers go out to his family!

  10. Danny is a friend that will be missed by many. I knew Danny since we were 16. A good brother with a heart of gold. His last ride came way to soon. If his brother Art reads this,know that we cared for your your bro and will remember the things you both have done for people.Untill we meet on that long stretch of open road on the other side, rest in peace brother untill we ride again……..

  11. RIP Danny!

    You were my neighbor, I remember I had a major crush on you. I knew what time you got home so I sat on the stairs and waited for you to walk by, you knew I had a crush on you and you always made to time to say hello and chat a little.

    When we got older and I was of age I remember us talking I have wonderful memories of you.

    May your family be consoled at the fact that you were loved by many.

  12. I live right off garfield. The way you enter the freeway on that onramp was changed not too long ago. It is very dangerous. You have no time to merge. You’re just thrown into traffic. I always see people having trouble entering the freeway there. It was poorly designed!

  13. Conoci a Danny hace como ano y medio o dos, un hombre sencillo, amigable, de un caracter especial, solia comprarme encendedores y aretes o brazaletes para su companera,…aunque el no tuviera necesidad de comprarme mis articulos siempre lo hacia con el deseo de ayudarme…me afecto mucho su partida, Danny era una de esas personas que tu las encuentras y dejan una huella de amistad en tu corazon…Pido a Dios por la fortaleza de su familia, paz,… paz a sus corazones.

  14. why is everyone shocked? they call them death machines for a reason. hahaha dumbfuck. everday i see these dumbfucks think they are so bad on their bikes driving all loud and fast as if they own the road and have the right to make as much noise as they want. it’s obvious they don’t care about other motorists. so fuck them, all u bikers, die the same death motherfuckers!! hahaha on the side of a freeway with ur guts spilling out!! hahahaha flat as a pancake is ur faith. no i don’t feel sorry for ur dumbass, just die and let me get to work. thankyou.

  15. “Danny Action”You were my strnght, my love, my gentle bear. Always made me smile when you danced without rhythm of car. You gave abundantly to everyone but to me you gave hour heart. It’ just not fair to suddenly tear us completely apart…. I know a fol of us are lessee with the memories at Linda’s Bar but every memory I have I’m gonna etch heartwarming like a scar. you always said you were a warrior and that I didn’t doubt. You always pulled through. you always pulled through but now we all lost on you final bout. your stood 6’1,licenses said 250 buy always said 235. But we didn’t mind because you made us all feel so incredibly alive And all the the Bar-B-Q-a with all our smiling faces. When you held me in your arms my heart traveled places.I know you were blasting Rock-N-Roll gangsta on that fateful ride.And I know you could feel me right there by your side You lived life simply, lie we all reaslly should. To made everyone elas better, you did all that youcould. I know you’re looking down but your baby don’t want you to shed a tear I’ll miss you dearly but I’ll always cherish time I had you here. You were only 51 buy you accomplished so much just know I’ll never forget your scent, you voice your loving touch

  16. “Danny Action”You were my straight, my love, my gentle bear. Always made me smile when you danced without rhythm of car. You gave abundantly to everyone but to me you gave hour heart. It’ just not fair to suddenly tear us completely apart…. I know a fol of us are lessee with the memories at Linda’s Bar but every memory I have I’m gonna etch heartwarming like a scar. you always said you were a warrior and that I didn’t doubt. You always pulled through. you always pulled through but now we all lost on you final bout. your stood 6’1,licenses said 250 buy always said 235. But we didn’t mind because you made us all feel so incredibly alive And all the the Bar-B-Q-a with all our smiling faces. When you held me in your arms my heart traveled places.I know you were blasting Rock-N-Roll gangsta on that fateful ride.And I know you could feel me right there by your side You lived life simply, lie we all really should. To made everyone alas better, you did all that you could. I know you’re looking down but your baby don’t want you to shed a tear I’ll miss you dearly but I’ll always cherish time I had you here. You were only 51 buy you accomplished so much just know I’ll never forget your scent, you voice your loving touch

  17. robba im sorry you had to see my man mangled like you said. i would find it a blessing if you wood talk to me about it. even though i said good by to him like we did every day. i just wasnt there when he passed away. and i dont no what happened what happend to my man so if i can talk to you it would bring me some closer. i never got to see his body. so if you find if in you heart let me no by say you will and ill give you my number only if you like. thank you so much and
    God bless you. sorry you had to see that again.hope you find it in your heart you help me with some closer thank you

  18. my man was better than a movie he was a 1 man show doing his best to make people. Trying to make people forget there problems like the need he had to forget his problems. he gave to how ever has him of thing and when they didn’t give it back it really hurt him but he still stayed his friends because he want every one to like him. i will never meet another man like this again. there is no 1 out there like him i quanntie it.Im telling you there should be a movie mad of him. he lifed his life to the fullest and he told me he would die happy. just miss me & i will miss him. please never forget danny salas

  19. I just found out about this last week and was shocked when I heard that danny had past away. Danny was a really cool Guy alot of people knew him at the bar. I use to hang out with him every time I use to go there but yea he liked talking to people and we use to hang out we would go grab a bite and I would give him rides home. He had a nice escalade but I never knew he had a Harley. Danny was awesome and he never missed mariscos Linda bar. I cannot remember when was the last time I saw him but I know it was a while back We love u bro and you will be missed rip danny r

  20. I just found out about this last week and was shocked when I heard that danny had past away. Danny was a really cool Guy alot of people knew him at the bar. I use to hang out with him every time I use to go there but yea he liked talking to people and we use to hang out we would go grab a bite and I would give him rides home. He had a nice escalade but I never knew he had a Harley. Danny was awesome and he never missed mariscos Linda bar. I cannot remember when was the last time I saw him but I know it was a while back We love u bro and you will be missed rip danny r

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