Major Injury Motorcycle & Big Rig Collision on Hwy 17

Santa Cruz, CA…On 8/28/2020 at approximately 1515 hours, a 32 year old male from Santa Cruz, CA, was riding a 2019 Indian motorcycle, southbound on SR-17 north of Sugarloaf Rd., between traffic lanes besides a 2014 Peterbilt truck. For an unknown reason, the motorcyclist lost control of his vehicle, and the motorcyclist overturned causing the rider and motorcycle to collide with the asphalt roadway.

The Peterbilt, driven by a 54 year old male from Los Banos, CA, was traveling southbound on SR-17 directly to the right of the motorcycle, and was unable to avoid a collision with the motorcyclist. The Peterbilt’s trailer collided with the motorcyclist and the motorcycle. CHP Officer Owsley responded to the scene, and rendered life saving medical aid to the motorcyclist who sustained life threatening injuries. The injured party was subsequently transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for further treatment.

The cause of this collision is still under investigation. Alcohol and/or drugs do not appear to be a factor at this time.