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Rider Hospitalized after Collision near Highway 29 in Napa County

NAPA COUNTY, CA (November 17, 2021) – 53-year-old Michael Bates sustained injuries Sunday after a motorcycle collision on Butts Canyon Road.

The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. in the area of Butts Canyon Road near Highway 29. Dispatchers responded to the scene shortly after.

According to reports, Bates drove his 2019 BMW F 850 motorbike into the northbound lane, when for unknown reasons, he side swept a NB 1993 Dodge Dakota pickup truck.

As a result, Bates lost control of his bike and continued down an embankment.

Paramedics arrived and rushed Bates to Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Meanwhile, the 23-year-old driver of the the Dodge did not sustain any injuries.

Police did not release any additional information at this time. However, the accident remains under investigation.

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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