Male Rider Injured in Motorcycle Hit-and-Run Crash on Highway 299

TRINITY COUNTY, CA (May 31, 2022) – 75-year-old Jaques Loren sustained injuries in a motorcycle collision on Highway 299.

The incident happened around 3:10 p.m. on Highway 299 near Salyer Store on May 24th.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Loren was riding his motorcycle east on the highway while a 1987 Toyota was traveling westbound.

Investigators say the Toyota driver failed to yield to the right of way the motorcyclist. As a result, Loren was unable to brake in time, and the two vehicles collided.

The impact ejected the rider from his motorcycle onto the road, leaving the 75-year-old man with critical injures. Paramedics quickly responded and transported Loren to a nearby hospital for further treatment.

Meanwhile, officers reported that the Toyota driver exited his vehicle and entered a white Toyota FJ Cruiser before fleeing the scene.

At this time, an active investigation is still underway. Additionally, CHP officers urge anyone with information to call Officer T. Fornaciari at the CHP Trinity River Area office at (530) 623-3832.

When driving, it is important to always be alert for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles. Avoid distractions and keep your eye on the road. Additionally, drive within the posted speed limit set and enforced to reduce accidents. Always be cautious of the road ahead to ensure the safety of everyone.

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