Motorcyclist Critical After Being Pinned Under SUV

Police say the rider, a Rocklin resident, was hit by an SUV on Sierra College Boulevard.

A 54-year-old man from Rocklin is in critical condition Monday after he and his motorcycle were pinned under an SUV in Roseville Sunday.

The man was riding his 1999 BMW motorcycle southbound on Sierra College Boulevard near Douglas Boulevard around 1:09 p.m. when an SUV pulled out from a driveway and hit him, police say.

The Toyota SUV was driven by a 70-year-old woman from Antelope, police say. She was exiting a driveway on the east side of Sierra College Boulevard and was turning south when she hit the motorcyclist and pinned him under her vehicle, Roseville Police Department spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said.

"The motorcycle rider was trapped under her vehicle and had to be extricated," Gunther said in an email. "He was transported by ambulance to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition. Officers don’t suspect alcohol or drugs played a role in the collision."

The crash closed Sierra College Boulevard until about 6:20 p.m., Gunther said. The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Roseville Police Department.


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Amy February 05, 2013 at 05:14 PM
Accidents happen, that is true but it takes 1 extra second - in your busy busy minds - to double check for motorcycles. Statistics show a majority of motorcycle-related accidents are caused by drivers of vehicles that don't "see" the motorcycle. I can't tell you how many times we have been involved in "near misses" because drivers are TOO distracted - mentally and physically - when on the road. BE CAREFUL! That could be your son,brother, father, uncle, mother, sister, aunt, child, friend or grandparent hurt or killed .... because you were in a hurry or not paying attention. I pray for this man and his family and hope he will recover, even tho his life will be forever changed.
zach dodgson February 05, 2013 at 10:07 PM
What a terrible thing to happen I saw the accident and talked to the driver of the SUV. She said she didn't see the motorcycle and pulled all the way across all lanes to make a right on Douglas Blvd . She should have pulled into the center lane and look before merging into the far right lane on other side of road


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