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Ex-Laker Injures Long Beach Motorcyclist

Robert Horry was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck a motorcycle on the 105 Freeway, injuring the rider, according to the CHP.

A screen shot of Robert Horry from a Youtube video produced by Toro Magazine.
A screen shot of Robert Horry from a Youtube video produced by Toro Magazine.

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Robert Horry was behind the wheel of a car that collided with a motorcycle on the eastbound Glenn Anderson (105) Freeway in the southwest Los Angeles area near Inglewood, leaving the rider hospitalized, the California Highway Patrol reported today.

Horry, 43, was driving a 2014 Infiniti that collided with a 2013 Yamaha motorcycle driven by Xerxes Baldonasa, 44, of Long Beach, about 5:10 p.m. Tuesday on the 105, west of Normandie Avenue, according to the CHP.

Baldonasa was taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries, the CHP reported.

Horry whose city of residence was listed as Richmond, Texas, wasn't injured.

According to the CcHP's preliminary investigation, Horry was in the No. 1 lane, and Baldonasa was riding "between two sets of double yellow lines that separate the High Occupancy Vehicle lane and the No. 1 lane, approaching the left rear of (the Infiniti)."

"(Horry) attempted to change lanes from the No. 1 lane into the HOV lane, crossing over the double yellow lines as (the motorcycle) approached (the Infiniti)," the CHP reported. "This movement caused (the Infiniti) to collide into (the motorcycle)."

The accident remains under investigation. Neither motorist was arrested.

Horry played for the Lakers from 1997-2003. He has also played for the Houston Rockets, the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs.

-- City News Service

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