Ira Bushinsky ID’d as Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Costa Mesa (55) Freeway near Katella Avenue in Orange
Orange, California (September 4, 2021) – The motorcyclist who died early Friday morning following a traffic collision in Orange has been identified by the Orange County Coroner’s Bureau as Ira Bushinsky, 68, of Garden Grove.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the deadly crash happened at around 5:40 a.m. Friday, September 3, on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway near Katella Avenue.
The CHP said Bushinsky was riding a motorcycle in the number one lane of the northbound 55 Freeway when a vehicle reportedly impacted with his bike.
The motorcycle fell into the traffic lanes, and Bushinsky was thrown off the bike. He was then struck by a 2019 Hyundai Sonata driven by a 48-year-old Riverside woman.
Motorcyclist Killed in 55 Freeway Accident in Orange Identified
Bushinsky was declared deceased at the scene.
No further details about the crash were immediately provided.
The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the accident is urged to contact the Santa Ana CHP office at 714-567-6000.
The safe riding of a motorcycle can help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that happen every day. Motorcyclists should be aware of the safety challenges that riders face while on California roadways and know how to respond to them. Such challenges include; Risky motorcycle riding practices like weaving at unsafe speeds, downshifting, reduced visibility by other road users, size of the motorcycle compared to other vehicles, among others.
Tips for Safe Riding of Motorcycles
- Ensure you are properly licensed before riding a motorcycle.
- Practice how to operate a motorcycle properly.
- Wear the proper protection.
- Ride responsibly.
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