MOUNTAIN SPRINGS GRADE — A man traveling east on Interstate 8 was killed Friday when he was thrown from his motorcycle and struck by passing vehicles.
The man, whose name was not available by presstime Saturday, was about one-fifth mile west of Mountain Springs Road when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown into the left of the two eastbound lanes.
A tour bus with no passengers traveling at speeds near 60 mph was behind the man on his motorcycle when the driver noticed the bike began wobbling, reported Highway Patrol Officer Miguel Lizarraga.
The bike skidded and struck the mountainside, but the rider fell and was run over by the bus, Lizarraga reported.
A sedan traveling behind the bus also ran over the body and a driver of a second car thinks he may have run over the man's leg. Though the driver of the second vehicle saw the body, the driver was unable to avoid it because of additional traffic, Lizarraga said.