Man killed in motorcycle crash in New Bedford
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) — Massachusetts State Police said a motorcyclist was killed after being thrown off of his bike in New Bedford.
Juan Ruiz, 49, was traveling north at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Route 18 north near Interstate 195.
Police said as the man approached the I-195 overpass, he failed to “negotiate a right-bearing curve.”
The Suzuki GSXR10 motorcycle turned left, leaving the road and crashing into a metal guardrail. That’s when the 49-year-old was thrown off the bike.
The motorcycle continued traveling north without the rider, and crossed the intersection of Acushnet Avenue and Coggeshall Street, sideswiping the wall of a building on that street and hitting a parked car.
The Suzuki ultimately came to a stop on Acushnet Avenue.
Police said Ruiz was killed and taken from the scene by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office.
The cause of the crash was not immediately released.