Motorcycle Collision on Highway 1 Leaves Rider Hospitalized
A three-vehicle collision left a motorcycle seriously injured on Wednesday night in Santa Cruz.
The incident occurred on December 8th around 5:12 p.m. on Highway 1.
CHP reported that the accident involved a Toyota 4Runner, motorcycle and a third vehicle.
The motorcycle allegedly struck a tire of one of the vehicles within the southbound lanes.
Once paramedics responded they found the motorcyclist stuck in the tire.
The rider was transported to the hospital with major injuries and their condition remains unknown.
Authorities also shut down the southbound lanes of Highway 1 for two hours following the crash.
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