Motorcyclist dies in crash on Woodside Road

San Francisco man, 27, killed in collision near Menlo Country Club

A 27-year-old San Francisco man was killed Friday, Aug. 3, on Woodside Road when his motorcycle collided with a car heading out of the Menlo Country Club.

The motorcylist, identified as Sahil Cooner, was driving his Suzuki motorcyle westbound on Woodside at about 1:30 p.m. when it collided with the side of a four-door Lexus heading east out of the country club and making a left turn across Woodside, authorities said.

Cooner, who had been wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at Stanford Hospital of blunt force trauma, Sgt. Jason Peardon of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office told the Almanac.

Cooner had been traveling at the speed limit, Sgt. Peardon said. Driving the Lexus was a 72-year-old man from Menlo Park. He stayed at the scene after the collision and was cooperative, deputies said. Authorities are not releasing his name pending an investigation that could determine whether or not he will be ticketed.

Deputies closed westbound Woodside Road for about two hours. "We want to make sure of what we have, that everything's correct," Sgt. Peardon said.


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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Aug 7, 2012 at 11:04 am

It sounds like the motorcyclist could not avoid a car pulling out of the country club rather that just collided with another car. How about some more information on the circumstances here rather than a possibly misleading or "spun" headline???

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