Paso Robles man airlifted from motorcycle crash

February 20, 2016

Caution_TapeEmergency responders airlifted a Paso Robles man to a hospital Friday evening after he crashed his motorcycle into the side of a SUV on Creston Road near Neal Springs Road, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

Shortly after 8 p.m., Tim William Kerels, 37, passed an eastbound driver at a high rate of speed on his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Before Kerels was able to return to his lane, he sideswiped a Jeep Cherokee driven by Crystal Dawn Fauset, 33, of Creston.

Kerels suffered major injuries but survived. A CHP helicopter transported Kerels to Sierra Vista Medical Center in San Luis Obispo. Fauset did not suffer any injuries.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. CHP officials said that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.



  1. Otis says:

    Am ex Harley rider observed, “There are two kinds of motorcycles: those that have crashed and those that are going to crash.”

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    • Mr. Holly says:

      Moral of the story is to keep the dirty side down and always wear a brain bucket.

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      • miles archer says:

        Actually, I would prefer that idiots like this ride without a helmet…then maybe they would think twice before attempting to execute a life-threatening maneuver.

        It’s idiots like this who give good riders a bad name and he should suffer major consequences for coming inches away from a head-on with that girl.

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  2. SLOBIRD says:

    Interesting story as the CHP has listed that Kerels was arrested for DUI and is in critical condition. I always feel so bad for the people that are innocently involved with these situations when other people make bad decisions.

    (27) 29 Total Votes - 28 up - 1 down

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