Kenneth S. was on his daily commute from his home in Riverside to his work in Santa Fe Springs, California. Due to traffic congestion, Kenneth S. was riding a 2014 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound between the Number One Lane in the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane of the SR-91 Riverside Freeway in the city of Corona.
At that time and place, a solo motorist in a Ford F-350 Utility Pick-Up Truck, in the Number One Lane of the westbound SR-91 Riverside Freeway just ahead and to the right of Kenneth S. travelling in the westbound HOV Lane of the SR-91 Riverside Freeway.
As Kenneth S. was legally lane sharing, traffic to his right began to suddenly slow due to the merging westbound lanes. Due to his excess speed, unsafe vehicle distance and/or inattention, the motorist was unable to safely slow and, instead, made the election, decision and choice to suddenly and without warning or turn indicator turn his Ford F-350 Utility Truck to the left, across the broken white lines and into the HOV Lane and Mr. Smith on his motorcycle.