San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: March 13, 2017 9:32 p.m.

INCIDENT: Major Injury Traffic Collision.

LOCATION: Calimesa Boulevard & Oak Glen Road, Yucaipa

INVOLVED PARTY (1): Matthew Nickels, 31-years-old, Moreno Valley resident; Driving a black, 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

INVOLVED PARTY (2): Jacob Applegate, 28-years-old, Moreno Valley resident; Driving a black, 2005 Yamaha Star motorcycle


On Monday, March 13, 2017 at 9:32 p.m. Nickels and Applegate were riding their motorcycles west on Calimesa Boulevard Approaching Oak Glen Road. There is a curvature to the road on Calimesa Boulevard and both riders failed to negotiate the turn, crossed into the eastbound lane and ran off the roadway. Nickels and Applegate were ejected from their motorcycles and sustained major injuries. Nickels and Applegate were transported by AMR to Loma Linda University Medical Center for further medical treatment. Factors such as speed and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence have not been ruled out. The investigation is ongoing.

The collision is under investigation by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Regional I Major Accident Investigation Team (M.A.I.T). Anyone with information related to the collision, please contact the Regional I M.A.I.T. investigators at (909)387-3545.

Refer: Deputy Henry Reyes, Deputy Nick Seybert, Sergeant Brad Powers

Station: Region I M.A.I.T., Major Accident Investigation Team

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

Case No. 141700829

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700