Wed. Feb 8th, 2023

On December 16, at 9:30 am, a semi tractor-trailer was traveling east on Taft Avenue and turned south on Leslie Way, in the City of Orange. A male adult was driving a gas powered mini bike east on Taft Avenue in the bicycle lane. The mini bike collided into the semi-trailer at Taft Avenue and Leslie Way.



The driver of the mini bike was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Drugs or alcohol did not appear to be a factor.

The Orange Police Department Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating the collision.

Eastbound lanes of Taft Avenue between Neville and St. Thomas were closed until approximately 2:00 pm.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to call the Orange Police Department at 714-744-7444.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

One thought on “Mini bike driver killed after crashing into a semi-trailer in Orange”
  1. it happen in front of the building I was in at that time. it was dump truck with trailer attached, truck seems drag mini-bike for about 200 ft after collision. mini bike was about 200 ft south from Taft Ave into Leslie way. collision must occurred at just corner of Taft Ave and Leslie way, and that where person deceased lied. workers there used to see young man maybe age around 25 riding the mini bike around the area time to time. the area has a lot of dump truck traffic, popular place to drop off trailer and exchange. those dump truck has large blind spot, probably not able to see much behind or right side.

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