Cyclist and passenger injured in accident |

Cyclist and passenger injured in accident

A motorcylist lost control of his bike Sunday morning going around Rock Crusher curve on U.S. Highway 50 and slid under a car parked 30 feet east of Twin Bridges Road. Both people on the bike were seriously injured.

California Highway Patrol reported that the driver, Dwight W. Stratton, 39, from Folsom, Calif., shattered his pelvis. Paramedics took him to Barton Memorial Hospital and around 4 p.m. Stratton was transported to Washoe Medical Center in stable condition.

His passenger on the 1996 Honda motorcycle, Debbra A. Donahou, 34, also from Folsom, reportedly suffered head injuries and was careflighted to Sutter-Roseville Hospital where she was listed in stable condition. Donahou and Stratton both were wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, CHP reported.

The couple on the bike was going eastbound when they reportedly lost control of the motorcyle and slid into a maroon 1996 Chevrolet. A CHP officer said the car, which was facing eastbound, was parked legally at the time of the wreck.

“They shut down the road a while the helicopter landed for medical evacuation,” said Officer Stewart. “Probably about 10 to 15 minutes.”

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