A motorcyclist died after he ran a red light and then slammed into a car on the Northeast Side Thursday evening.
The motorcyclist was identified by the Bexar County medical examiner as 28-year-old Bert Camacho.
Witnesses said the victim was going more than 80 miles per hour on his motorcycle before he T-boned a grey car coming out of the post office on Perrin Beitel near Perrin Central.
Once they crashed, witnesses say the car spun around and the motorcycle burst into flames. The rider was killed on impact.
Motorcyclist Rick Barrow, who rides with Street Legion, came out with fellow riders when they heard a motorcyclist was killed in the terrible accident.
Barrow didn't know the victim, nor did he ride with his club, but his heart goes out to his family.
"This is a perfect example of why you want to wear your gear when you're on your bike whether you need to go to the store or five minutes down the road ...things do happen and accidents do happen," said Barrow.
Sgt. Kenneth Cook with the San Antonio Police Department said speed kills. "When a bike is running 80 to 90 miles per hour, by the time they call us, it's gone miles so this is what happens," said Sgt. Cook.
Motorcycle riders at the accident scene said situations like this help them see the importance of safety and the responsibility they have to spread awareness to others.
"When you see these vests on the road we have rules and regulations that we abide by and 9 times out of 10 you see a vest on the road they're going to do the right thing," said Barrow.
No other injuries were reported in this accident.