April 12, 1990
Grand Prix motorcycle racer Randy Mamola will be sidelined for several weeks after surgery to repair broken bones in his left wrist. Mamola suffered the injury while trying to control a slide at Laguna Seca Raceway during Sunday's U.S. International Grand Prix.
September 19, 1989
Law enforcement officers in Merced pressed a search for a hit-run driver responsible for the death of former child kidnap victim Steven Stayner. The California Highway Patrol was searching for Antonio Loera, 28, a Merced tomato packing company employee. "We have some good clues we're checking out, but we haven't located him yet," CHP Sgt. Jim Balestra said. "It's just a matter of time."
May 25, 1990
A motorcyclist was killed and his companion was seriously injured Thursday when their motorcycle apparently hit an undetonated bomb that exploded in a restricted military area about 20 miles northeast of Niland in Imperial County. A spokesman for the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., said the two unidentified men were near Surveyors Pass in the Chocolate Mountain Bombing Range--used by Navy fighter pilots for practice missions.
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May 2, 1990
A motorcyclist is 20 to 30 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than a person in a car, according to a study released Tuesday. Doctors described motorcyclists' injuries in traffic accidents as "the worst trauma they treat outside of a war combat zone." A total of 3,661 motorcyclists died in crashes in 1988, said Dr. Elizabeth McLoughlin, author of "Fatal Injuries to California Motorcyclists."
July 7, 1989 |
The Senate on Thursday approved a virtual carbon copy of a bill vetoed last year by Gov. George Deukmejian to require that all motorcycle riders and their passengers wear safety helmets. The legislation by Assemblyman Richard E. Floyd (D-Carson) was passed on a 24-10 vote and returned to the Assembly for concurrence in Senate amendments. The bill cleared the lower chamber last spring with no votes to spare.
November 26, 1989
A 135-mile off-road motorcycle race across the Mojave Desert that had been opposed by environmentalists was marred Saturday by almost a dozen injuries and an attempt at sabotage. Officials of the American Motorcyclists Assn. contended that someone had tried to interrupt the race from Barstow to Las Vegas by dumping four-pronged spikes along the course.