Police identify SLO motorcyclist killed in crash

June 30, 2023


San Luis Obispo police identified the motorcyclist who died after crashing into an SUV on Broad Street on Monday afternoon as city resident Braxton Salcedo.

Shortly before 4 p.m., the motorcyclist hit the passenger side of the SUV at the intersection of Broad and Caudill streets. The driver cooperated with investigators at the scene.

The driver of the SUV was uninjured in the crash.

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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Being a motorcycle rider for the past 50 years (damn, 50 years), I’ll tell you, it happens so often (cars pulling out in front of you, changing lanes without looking, being on the phones and just not paying attention), that most of the time, I see it happening and automatically adjust and blow on past them without any kind of retaliation against whoever was violating my right-of-way. I didn’t used to be like that, I’d make sure you KNEW that you’d made an error in your ways. And I’m assuming that the car pulled out in front of the bike, but the news is being careful about saying that.

Careful now, pay attention.

Based on this image, looks like the driver made a left-hand turn directly in front of the motorcycle.