A Sacramento man was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding struck a sport utility vehicle in Nevada County.
The crash occurred about 2:30 p.m. on Lime Kiln Road, west of Duggans Road, in the southern part of the county. Jeremy Boal, 20, was riding a 2006 Suzuki 400 motorcycle westbound on Lime Kiln Road in light traffic, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. A preliminary investigation indicates Boal was traveling at extremely high speed and crossing over the double yellow lines, possibly to bypass other westbound vehicles, CHP officials sad.
As oncoming traffic approached, Boal suddenly maneuvered back into the westbound lane where he struck the rear of a Ford Flex SUV that was stopped, waiting to make a left turn. Officials said Boal struck the SUV at high speed and was partially ejected from the motorcycle into the window of the SUV, suffering major injuries to his head, extremities and upper torso.
Due to the extent of his injuries, Boal was transported by air ambulance to a regional medical center, where he was listed in critical condition.
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A 14-year-old girl, who was a passenger in the SUV, suffered cuts. The driver of the SUV, a 51-year-old man, and three other passengers in the vehicle were not injured. All occupants of the SUV were from Grass Valley.
The CHP investigation is continuing, but officials said neither drugs nor alcohol appeared to have been a factor in the crash.
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