Mo­tor­cy­clist crit­i­cal af­ter col­lid­ing with car on Pow­ers

Ripon Bulletin - - Front Page - By GLENN KAHL

A 28-year-old Man­teca man was re­ported in crit­i­cal con­di­tion at the San Joaquin Gen­eral Hospi­tal’s trauma unit af­ter suf­fer­ing what Man­teca Po­lice de­scribed as ma­jor in­juries from a headon crash with a late model Chevy Mal­ibu at about 4:45 p.m. Tues­day.

Sgt. Pa­trick Da­nipour said the crash oc­curred at the in­ter­sec­tion of Pow­ers Av­enue and East

Alameda Street when the mo­tor­cy­cle was south­bound on Pow­ers as the Chevy was turn­ing west onto Alameda. His mo­tor­cy­cle con­tin­ued for a short dis­tance with the car af­ter he was thrown into a front yard on Alameda, Da­nipour said.

The fe­male mo­torist driv­ing the Chevy went to seek med­i­cal help on her own, he added.

A Man­teca Po­lice ma­jor ac­ci­dent in­ves­ti­ga­tion team was on the scene un­til about 9 p.m. Tues­day, some four hours af­ter the crash, search­ing for ev­i­dence and record­ing the po­si­tions of the two ve­hi­cles and not­ing their di­rec­tion of travel. Of­fi­cers placed some two dozen yel­low mark­ers on the street sur­face and on the lawn where the cy­clist was found af­ter the crash.

Both the car and the mo­tor­cy­cle sus­tained ma­jor dam­age in the col­li­sion. Sgt. Da­nipour said he was not rul­ing out the pos­si­bil­ity that speed con­trib­uted to the crash. Pow­ers Av­enue was closed for two blocks dur­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion and traf­fic was de­toured on to other streets.

GLENN KAHL/The Bul­letin

TOP PHOTO: A late model Chevy Mal­ibu sits in the mid­dle of East Alameda Street just west of Pow­ers Av­enue with a mo­tor­cy­cle in the street be­hind near the point of im­pact where the two ve­hi­cles slammed to­gether at about 4:45 p.m. Tues­day. BOT­TOM PHOTO: A 2014 Suzuki mo­tor­cy­cle lays where it came to rest on west­bound Alameda Street af­ter col­lid­ing with a late model Chevy Mal­ibu seen in the back­ground.

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