Nipomo woman thrown off scooter on Highway 101
November 2, 2015
A Nipomo woman suffered major injuries Sunday morning after her scooter collided with a car on Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Shortly before 8 a.m., Bettina Annette Williams, 49, was riding a 2012 Yamaha Majesty scooter southbound on Highway 101 south near Tefft Street in Nipomo at approximately 70 mph. Williams was riding in the fast lane a few car lengths behind a 2010 Nissan Armada driven at 60 mph by Santa Maria resident Juan Jose Hernandez, 57.
Hernandez swerved to the left and slowed down as he attempted to make a right turn across the highway.
Williams did not have enough time to slow down and the front of her scooter hit the left rear of the car, ejecting Williams from the scooter onto the highway.
Emergency responders transported Williams to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria with major injuries
Neither alcohol nor drugs played a role in the crash.