News release - 5/29/2013

Published 5/29/2013 (all press releases for this day)

Jeri Williams
Chief of Police
Oxnard Police Department

R. Jason Benites
Assistant Chief

Scott Whitney
Assistant Chief



INCIDENT: Single Vehicle Motorcycle Collision – Serious Injury
DATE/TIME: May 29, 2013 / 1349 hours
LOCATION: Ventura Road north of Stone Creek Drive 
PARTY (1): Richard Luna, 32 years, Oxnard Resident  
PREPARED BY: Officer Manuel Perez, Traffic Officer
Officer Manuel Perez (805) 207-5090

DETAILS:  On May 29, 2013, at about 1:49 P.M., officers and EMS responded to an injury traffic collision involving a motorcycle on Ventura Road north of Stone Creek Road. Upon arrival, officers found a motorcycle lying on its side on the center median along with the rider.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Suzuki motorcycle, driven by Richard Luna, 32 years, was northbound on Ventura Road north of Stone Creek Drive. Luna failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and collided with the center median. Luna lost control and collided with shrubbery and trees in the center median and was ultimately ejected from the motorcycle.
Luna suffered abrasions, two broken legs, a punctured lung, and multiple broken ribs as a result of the collision. He was transported to Ventura County Medical Center for treatment.
Drugs and/or alcohol are not considered factors in this collision. However, chemical analysis results are pending.
If anyone has information about this collision, please contact Officer Manuel Perez at
The investigation is on-going.
DATE / TIME PREPARED:  May 29, 2013, 4:15 p.m.    

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