Motorcyclist Injured in Collision with Vehicle on Road 274 near Road 225
FRESNO, CA (August 22, 2019) – Authorities identified 41-year-old Max Thurtle of North Fork as the motorcycle injured in a crash near Road 225, Thursday evening.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 5:15 PM. A 2001 Jeep Wrangler pulled over and attempted to make a U-turn. An oncoming 2004 Yamaha YZF-600R motorcycle attempted to avoid the Jeep and turned to the left.
However, the motorcycle crashed into the driver’s side door of the Jeep. The impact of the collision ejected Thurtle from his motorcycle.
Emergency responders initially transported Thurtle with a Sierra Ambulance. But due to the extent of his injuries, he was flown via SkyLife Air Ambulance to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. Meanwhile, the Jeep driver, identified as 21-year-old Cameron Altimus, did not sustain injuries.
The CHP continues to investigate the cause of the crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
Keep an eye out for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians when behind the wheel. Also, make sure to stay within the speed limit and to follow the rules of the road. Be on the lookout for possible road hazards to prevent dangerous accidents.
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