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Motorcyclist injured in SCV collision

Posted: January 23, 2013 6:26 p.m.
Updated: January 23, 2013 6:26 p.m.

A tow truck driver secures to his truck a motorcycle that was involved in a collision Wednesday on Golden Valley Road near Robert C. Lee Parkway. Signal photo by Jonathan Pobre

For the second time in two days a motorcyclist suspected of traveling too fast on local streets was in the hospital Wednesday with significant injuries, possibly broken bones, suffered in a traffic collision, a local sheriff’s deputy confirmed.

At 3:34 p.m., a motorcyclist traveling behind a red Chevy Blazer ran into the back of that vehicle when it stopped on Golden Valley Road just west of Robert C. Lee Parkway near Golden Valley High School, said Deputy Richard Rivoli of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Rivoli spoke to The Signal just after returning from Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he talked to the injured motorcyclist.

“According to the driver of the Chevy Blazer, he looked in his rear-view mirror and saw the motorcycle moving at a high rate of speed,” Rivoli said.

The motorcycle hit the rear of his vehicle.

“He flew over his handlebars and he says he hit the Chevy,” Rivoli said of the motorcyclist. “He hurt his elbow. Doctors are looking at. It might be fractured.”

The motorcyclist told Rivoli that he was distracted and didn’t stop in time, the deputy said.

On Tuesday shortly after 1 p.m., three vehicles — a car, a motorcycle and a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station cruiser — became involved in a collision near the intersection of The Old Road and Wedgewood Court in Castaic.

Five people suffered varying degrees of injury, but the motorcyclist was most seriously hurt. He suffered broken bones, the California Highway Patrol investigator said.
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