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Gallery-SilkRdSS-ConvoyDesertRd-600xThursday was a really bad day for old guys on bikes…. Be careful my brothers and sisters.

  • On Thursday, April 24, 2014, about 2:47 PM Jimmy Don Parsons, a 60 year old resident of Riverside, was riding his motorcycle with his wife as passenger along Amboy Rd., approaching National Trails Highway, just south of Amboy, when his motorcycle left the roadway and crashed into the desert.  Paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Parsons dead at 3:18 PM.  The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. [04252014 0223 CN]

  • About an hour prior at 1:45 PM on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Jerry Dean Douglas, a 63 year old resident of Hernando, Mississippi, was riding with friends along Amboy Rd., between Twentynine Palms and Amboy when his motorcycle left the roadway and overturned on the sand shoulder.  Paramedics from Morongo Basin Ambulance responded to the scene and pronounced Douglas dead at 3:00 PM.  The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.

  • At 12:47 PM on 04/23/2014, Baker Ambulance and the California Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident on Morningstar Mine Road and Cima Road in the rural area of Nipton. When paramedics arrived on scene they found Lonnie R. Larson, a 76 year old male resident of Sacramento, unresponsive in the roadway with obvious traumatic injuries. They confirmed him dead at the scene. Larson had been a helmeted motorcyclist who was ejected from his motorcycle. The accident is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.


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