Posted by Chris Zaharias, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, 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.
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!