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Motorcyclist Injured In Highway 108 Collision

A motorcyclist was injured and two Riverbank residents escaped injury in a July 21 crash on Highway 108 west of Sugar Pine Road in the Sonora area.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a 75-year-old Salida man was driving a 2015 Harley Davidson eastbound on Highway 108 in the eastbound lane around 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, July 21 when he entered a curve in the roadway. The driver of the second vehicle, a 28-year-old Riverbank man, was westbound on Highway 108 in a 2000 Chevrolet when the motorcyclist, for an unknown reason, turned the cycle to the left and traveled over the double yellow line directly in the path of the oncoming Chevrolet. The front of the motorcycle collided with the left front of the car, ejecting the motorcyclist. He came to rest on the asphalt roadway and was taken to Sonora Regional Medical Center with a broken left leg and multiple lacerations to his face and body. The Riverbank man and his 25-year-old female passenger, also from Riverbank, were not hurt.

No drugs or alcohol are suspected to be a factor in the traffic collision.