Merced Motorcycle Crash Left Rider Seriously Injured

MERCED, CA (December 7, 2021) – A 36-year-old man is recovering after a serious motorcycle crash on R Street late Friday morning.

Officers responded to the incident around 11:12 a.m. in the 300 block of R Street.

According to the report, the motorcycle crashed into a black Cadillac sedan attempting to make northbound turn on West Third Street.

As a result, the rider sustained major trauma and was in need of immediate medical transport.

Eventually, a helicopter arrived at the scene and airlifted the injured motorcyclist to a Modesto hospital in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Merced officials stated that the driver of the Cadillac remained uninjured from the motorcycle crash.


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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