Victim loses control of motorcycle on Airport Road south of Highway 119

A Bakersfield man was critically injured in a solo motorcycle crash north of Taft on Sunday.
The California Highway Patrol said the victim, John Sonny Garcia, 65, was riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide. Garcia was traveling southbound on Airport Road one mile south of Highway 119.

The CHP said Garcia entered a left hand curve at approximately 60 to 65 miles per hour and allowed his motorcycle to drive off the right side of the roadway where he lost control and was ejected onto the dirt. Garcia suffered major injuries and was transported to Kern Medical by air ambulance.

Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this collision, the CHP said.