Man Hurt in Calistoga Motorcycle Crash
Serious injuries were sustained in a motorcycle collision in Calistoga Monday morning.
Reports included that the accident took place around 9:45 a.m. on Highway 128 and Tubbs Lane.
60-year-old John Bell, of Novato, was driving a Dodge van south before stopping at the intersection.
Robert Craig, 82, of Santa Rosa, was on a Yamaha motorcycle also stopped at the intersection in the westbound direction.
When Bell turned left onto Highway 128, he collided with Craig’s bike, causing the rider to be ejected.
The motorcyclist suffered major injuries and was rushed to Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for treatment.
No other injuries were reported.
An active investigation is underway.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle
Contact JT Legal Group at (888) 529-3111 if you need legal assistance following an accident.