Yucca Valley High Speed Chase Ends with Dirt Bike Crash

Police arrested a suspect who led them on a high speed chase on his dirt bike in Yucca Valley. They say 40-year-old Timothy Smith of Joshua Tree failed to stop when deputies attempted to pull him over for multiple traffic violations around 1:40 a.m on Thursday, December 15.

Smith took off at high speeds through residential streets, going up to 90 miles per hour. The chase lasted two and a half miles before Smith crashed the bike near La Contenta Road and Sunnyslope Drive.

The bike crashed in a wash and the suspect was taken into custody. Police charged him with felony evasion and booked him at the Morongo Basin Jail. Anyone with information that might aid the investigation can contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175.

Speeding Often a Factor in Biker Fatalities

Speeding can be a deadly decision for bikers. Speed factors into 34% of fatal motorcycle crashes, compared to 21% of passenger car fatalities.

“Not only did this biker put his life and others’ lives in jeopardy by traveling at reckless speeds, but now he has to face felony charges. Evading the police is never worth it,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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