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Rider Hospitalized after Motorcycle Collision near Buena Vista Drive

WATSONVILLE, CA (November 23, 2021) – A 20-year-old Watsonville rider suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash on State Route 1, Friday morning.

The incident took place around 9:00 a.m., on northbound lanes of the freeway near Buena Vista Drive. Emergency crews responded to the scene shortly after.

According to California Highway Patrol, the rider was operating a 2022 BMW motorcycle at a high rate of speed when he changed lanes and crashed into a 2014 Mercedes.

Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to Natividad Medical Center with serious injuries. Meanwhile, the driver did not sustain any injuries.

In the midst of the crash, an uninvolved car stopped at the scene and a woman from the car stole a purse from the Mercedes and fled the scene.

Authorities continue to ask anyone who witnessed the crash and the robbery to call them at at 831-662-0511.

Motorcyclists rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. It is important to never underestimate the bike’s speed when you’re riding a motorcycle. Additionally, strictly follow traffic laws and the conditions of the road. For other drivers, do not tailgate a motorcyclist and maintain a safe following distance. Give motorcyclists a full traffic lane when you pass, as they too have equal rights on the road.


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