Motorcycle crash claims life
by Lenny Roberts
Excessive speed has apparently claimed the life of a Camarillo
motorcyclist who died Saturday on Santa Ana Road near the entrance
to Lake Casitas.
California Highway Patrol investigators said that Alan Daniel
Black, 26, lost control of his 2001 Suzuki before it failed to
negotiate a right-hand curve at an estimated 80 mph.
The southbound Suzuki overturned in the northbound lane, fully
ejecting Black, who slid along the road before coming to rest
on the east side of the highway as the motorcycle slid into a
Ventura County Fire Department members reportedly gave Black
cardiopulmonary resuscitation prior to Ojai Life Line paramedics
transporting him to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital, where
he was pronounced dead on arrival at 12:17 p.m. by Dr. Elizabeth
County Deputy Coroner Mike Feiler indicated that the cause of
death was due to major trauma to Black's head and chest, and
authorities said that he was wearing a helmet at the time of
the 10:50 a.m. crash.
CHP Officer Frank Paramo, lead investigator, is asking anyone
who witnessed the accident to call him at 477-4714.
© 2002 The Ojai Valley News
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