Motorcyclist killed in Templeton crash
July 16, 2015
An Arizona man died Thursday morning after being ejected from a motorcycle that collided with a semi-truck on Highway 46 near Vineyard Drive in Templeton.
Shortly after 10 a.m., the semi-truck, which was headed west on Highway 46, slowed to about 5 to 10 mph in order to make left turn on Vineyard Drive, according to a California Highway Patrol accident report. At the same time, three motorcyclist riding together in a strait line passed two vehicles that were traveling behind the semi-truck.
After passing the other cars, all three motorcyclists made hard brake applications to avoid crashing into the truck.
The first two bikers made it to the right shoulder while the third motorcyclist crashed into the back of the semi-truck and was ejected from his bike. The stray bike spun and crashed into the first biker ejecting him from his bike.
The third motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and the first biker was transported to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center where he is being treated for major injuries.