Motorcyclist Severs Leg in SR 79 Crash

The crash was reported at 5:54 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

A motorcycle rider's leg was severed in a crash on State Route 79 in the French Valley area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash involving the bike and a vehicle on State Route 79, near Whisper Heights Parkway, was reported at 5:54 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP asked that the left turn lane to Whisper Heights be shut down at Winchester Road for a time.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Brenda September 29, 2012 at 06:08 AM
Jay in 'Stan, I think we get older & other things take priority and are more important. I wish I could hop on the back of a harley, hair flying in the wind with a tank top on, sun, breeze, all that good stuff, but I have seen too much and busy raised my kids!. I know we can die anywhere, when its our time its time, but as I said, with each child I slowed down. I also became disabled around 42, made a bit worse by my younger wild riding, off roading, crashing, crackin a few ribs, ankles, spine. Just banged the hell out of my body and bones. So you know it just gets to where the kids, the grandkids are more important and even more fun. Now all the kids ride around on the back of my brothers Harley on his property, in the off road race trucks he still has, or dirt bikes, jacked golf carts. But its on his property and no big car can hit them, but they can fall over I guess :) Will never take that spirit out of children or grandchild as that is the way I raised them all. My nephew has raced mini trophy trucks since he was 5, then went on to dirt tracking on his motorcycles, and mine were raised on bikes, trucks, dirt bikes, rivering it, every possible toy because I never wanted them to have a fear at least on dirt. I rode my ATC up until I was ready to pop, but very carefully. LOL My older daughter has her first child and she has now slowed down her driving, so it all goes full circle.
Brenda September 29, 2012 at 06:30 AM
Hey Bob, Mom of 3, already said she doesnt do texts or soccer so why continue harrassing her, and insinuating she will be the cause of an accident in her "cage"? Its not women over the 30s, 40s, 50s I see texting its young, MEN and women. So your accusations of Mothers of three, or soccer moms being the culprits for texting is far off. There is always a few in every group, but certainly not in most of our age group that read and post in comments here. I seriously doubt this young man on the motorcycle was texting, and we do not know anything about the driver yet, or how the accident occurred. It might be a man driver maybe texting or lighting a cig, or his tire blew out and he lost control which would not be eithers fault. We make trips back and forth to SD and Northern Riverside and there are so many young people texting, and not paying attention, and cars, bikes speeding well over 15, to 20 mph, and weaving in and out of traffic. Crotchrockets only. You drive these freeways and you see it all, doing the speed limit getting the front of my car nearly taken off, when its bumper to bumper and one car or motorcycle wants to cut in to get one car ahead. With your attitude and insults Bob I think your own road rage would cause you more issues then some young person on a cell phone. Your insults to Mom of 3 who you do not even know are totally out of line here on Patch. I do hope your drives are safe and beautiful each day even with your meanness here.
The Republican September 29, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Dave I have known peolple that have played it safe and that have passed. I have also known people that are risk takers that are still going strong.You just never know. Both my kids have been on rides with me many times. I want them to know how to live instead of living in fear of what might happen.
Mirna Alfonso (Editor) September 29, 2012 at 05:21 PM
I ask that those readers who have important things to say or even just want to be heard, not to leave Patch. I personally am working hard to make Patch a kinder, friendlier place.
Only my thought September 29, 2012 at 09:52 PM
Personally its ot about getting ride of motorcycles its about SAFTEY yes many cyclist can drive fast and speed in and out of lanes and THEY WILL BE THE ONES TO PAY. I think the police need to crack down on them stop them inforce some rules!!My husband was injured on a motorcycle and has a huge scar on his face he has learned his lesson just glad he survived or else i would of never happen some people dont get a second chance. LETS BE SAFE PEOPLE
Juanita September 30, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Such a sad situation. It all boils down to not do stupid things on the highway in any kind of vehicle. Be causious and watchful around you. Take your time and enjoy life, work the fruit of patience. All highways and side roads main roads are there for our convenience to get to our destinations. We have to make it safe. It's not the vehicle it's the person behind it. If an emergency happens to a vehicle then use caution. Prayer before leaving is always good listen to your conscience, your gut so to speak instead of ignoring it. :0) just sayin
Jay of Murrieta September 30, 2012 at 01:55 AM
Education is the key, every rider should be mandated to attend MSF courses for basic riders and advance riders. Now on the other hand, car drivers should also be trained to watch out for motorcyclists starting at the high school or drivers education level.
Vic September 30, 2012 at 03:39 AM
You're right, Republican, you never know. I don't have small children so I'm willing to risk my life on a bike because there's no one at home that totally depends on me. But, then again, anything in life is a risk. We all have to decide what our priorities are and what risks we are willing to take at the expense of others. Everyone and every decision is unique.
Sam Bradstreet September 30, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Riders and drivers who disregard the laws for cheap thrills endanger themselves but worst, the rest of us.
Galactic Cannibal September 30, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Absolute freedom of speech does not exist in the USA , If you think it does you are living an illusion. There are no bad words, just bad people. And "name calling" is a crude excuse for debate or argument, and is done mostly by poorly educated people with chips on their shoulders. Very very sorry to read about the motor cyclist biker who lost his leg in French Valley area.. All American bikers should visit Germany and ride their bike on the autobahn and experience the crazy but safe speeding there . Quite common to see 150 mph + riders passing a BMW etc. Or visit the "Isle of Man TT" during the TT Race week where the world's greatest bike racers compete riding Italian German British Japanese bikes And they do 125 mph + "average speed per lap" with includes the hairpin bend. Unless you are a good bike rider I would stay out of the "Mad Sunday race" where any biker can ride, but its insanely fast and very dangerous if you don't know what you are doing.
Galactic Cannibal September 30, 2012 at 02:37 PM
The "Isle of Man" is in the Irish Sea. And from California you need to fly to London or Dublin and then catch a boat to the IOM. Don't forget your bike. !!! Question why are my comments 'Pending Approval" lately, that was not the case in the past. Had it to do with restriction on freedom of speech thing ? Just asking dudes.
Vic September 30, 2012 at 02:58 PM
Gotta love the new comment delay, I'm sure due to moderaters having to screen everything.
Galactic Cannibal September 30, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Three of my last posts here, have been removed . Looks Like freedom of speech on the Patch Temecula is severely restricted. Sad ,,Sad...
The Republican September 30, 2012 at 04:31 PM
All i have to say is for those of you that want to live your lives safely do so. Just do me a favor and do not impose your rules on me to keep me safe. I would rather live life with more of a thrill than the rest of you.
Galactic Cannibal September 30, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Hey Dude you sound like one of those politically correct do-gooder 's. Look up the word HYPOCRISY in the English language. You know the English language we speak here in the USA. Since we do not have our own language, like the French, Iraqi's, Russians, Dutch, Germans, Italians Japanese , Chinese, Iran do, etc. OH I forgot we are a manufactured country only 236 years old By the way IRAN is approx. 7,000 years old. versus the USA @ 236 years old. Have a fairly nice day dude.
mike smith September 30, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Mom of Three , Your entitled to your opinion, dumb as it is.
Galactic Cannibal September 30, 2012 at 11:14 PM
The PATCH and all other U.S. Media is all about logistics. If you post anything that will effect their supporters and sales , you will be banned. All this in the so-called Land of the Free. The USA
Karri October 01, 2012 at 04:55 AM
Hi ! This man is the father of my children and he is broken really bad ! In your opinion do you think this accident was his fault ? Due to loss of blood and shock he don't remember anything ? Trying to put the pieces together if you can help I appreciate it !:(
Karri October 01, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Thank you keepin it real ! We need it ! :(
trenchf00t October 01, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Judd, they're his kids. He can tell em whatever he wants. The way I was raised, I could easily not be here at all, but I like the result well enough. Some of us don't like statist jagoffs making laws to protect us from ourselves. I, for one, don't need the state to take care of me or my kids -- I can do it myself.
Tina in Tennessee October 01, 2012 at 02:42 PM
This young man is my brother Anthony Vaughn. We have not obtained the police report yet, and he does not remember anything (I'm sure it is his brains way of blocking out the trauma) His left leg was severed, left hip broken, left arm broke, punctured lung, and broken left ribs. He had no scratches on his helmet and no injuries at all to his right side. I am no expert but the conclusion that I draw is that my brother was pulled over to the side of the road, sitting on his bike, leaning down and messing with his shiffter, clutch... something and was swiped by a vehicle. We don't know if it was from someone not paying attention or a freak accident where someone was blinded by the sun or had a blow-out and swerved into him... regardless He is ALIVE and has a long road to recovery. Everyones Prayers are appreciated and welcomed~ Tina in Tennessee
Vic October 02, 2012 at 12:23 AM
I never thought I'd see this day, Sam, but I have to agree with you on this one....
Vic October 02, 2012 at 12:35 AM
You're not being banned, GC. The comments are just being reviewed before they're posted. I guess it's our punishment for commenting on the same article that got out of control earlier with some ugliness. Too bad the rest of us have to suffer...
Galactic Cannibal October 02, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Tina in Tennessee : I sincerely hope your brother recovers fully, and will ride his bike again one day . Its still possible with todays technologies.
Galactic Cannibal October 02, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Response to VIC . Yep dude you are probably correct. Its just that I am sick and tired of these politically correct holier than though moderators ruling the roost for the slightest infraction.
BRUNO TRAVANTI October 04, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Hope young Anthony will recover soon and may live a normal vigorous life without the need or desire to ride a motorcycle again. God bless him.
Brenda October 05, 2012 at 08:07 AM
Hope Anthony is recovering well. It will be a long hard road and hopefully he is a tough strong man to get through the next few months of rehab. and a new leg. I am amazed myself by these new technologies coming out every day. I hope he doesn't want to ride a bike ever again also and sticks to something with at least 4 wheels and a speedlimit ;) Thank you Tina for the update and hope the whole family is holding up well also at his greatest time of need.
Not all is as it seems November 25, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Shouldn't have been drunk. Google Tony Vaughn accident and you will see he he hit a truck at a stop light. Btw riverside district attorney is pressing DUI charges. Just glad he wasn't driving a car and killed someone else.
Brenda December 03, 2012 at 01:22 AM
http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/military-marines-save-life-of-injured-motorcyclist/article_5b5acd12-11ac-5357-8449-b3eed212c202.html%3Fcomment_form=true Everyone needs to read this story about how this young mans life was saved out on that highway by these two soldiers. We as a community need to recognize them. This is one of those stories that give the chills. I live in Temecula and this story was not written in our local patch and it should have been. You two are heros and thank God for your training as you did indeed save this young mans life. You also both live here and should be recognized for this. Not something most of us could do or stomach.
eric filsinger December 04, 2012 at 05:40 PM
its the other way around if raining you must put headlights on, wipers are optional.


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