Motorcyclist airlifted from Skyline crash

Motorcyclist taken to Stanford Hospital with major head injuries after Sunday collision

A crash involving a motorcycle and a truck on state Highway 35 (Skyline Boulevard) just south of Highway 92 in San Mateo County blocked the roadway in both directions for about an hour Sunday afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

The motorcyclist suffered major head injuries in the collision, which occurred at about 2:15 p.m., and was airlifted to Stanford Hospital, CHP Officer James Evans said.

There were no other reported injuries. The roadway was blocked in both directions until 3:15 p.m.

The crash is under investigation by the CHP.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

I don't know if it was this crash or another one on Skyline, but a friend of mine came upon a motorcycle crash this weekend, and the early-20's startup engineer driver had been listening to music on his iPhone and driving *way* too fast before launching off a turn and into a redwood tree that didn't budge. If others hadn't see him launch, he would've likely died alone and unseen.

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Posted by Jenn
a resident of another community
on Aug 6, 2012 at 11:09 am

The crash discussed in this article happened outside the northern parking lot for the Purisima Creek hiking trails. It looked horrific. A large, older pickup appeared to have been turning into the parking lot when the motorcycle was passing the entrance (I didn't see it happen, so I don't know for sure). The motorcycle was in at least three large, separate pieces and the front of the truck was well bashed-in. There must have been a lot of force involved. Perhaps it was a head-on and just coincidence that it happened right outside the lot entrance - maybe the truck wasn't actually turning.

I didn't see the rider, because he was thrown into a ditch, but emergency vehicles were arriving on the scene. I hope the rider survives!

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