Atascadero couple injured in motorcycle accident

August 14, 2016

CHP@A motorcycle crash Saturday near Shell Beach threw two Atascadero residents off their bike, causing each to suffer major injuries.

Shortly before 5 p.m., the two Atascadero residents were headed northbound on Highway 101 near Avila Beach Drive when the driver lost control of his motorcycle and hit the guardrail. Both the 35-year-old male driver and his 23-year-old female passenger were thrown off the motorcycle and onto the freeway.

Emergency personnel then transported both victims to a local hospital. The names of the injured parties is not being released at this time.

CHP officers arrested the male for driving under the influence.



  1. Side_Show_Bob says:

    Oh so smart. Riding a motor after consuming alcohol. Such a Harley rider thing to do. Sounds like they were wearing the ‘next-to-nothing, do nothing’ buckets on their heads…because….you know…that looks cool as opposed to an effective full face helmet that does so much more.

  2. SloTownMan says:

    Per the scanner one was getting CPR, hope they make it.

  3. shelworth says:

    My sister was an emergency room physician for years, they called them “Donor-cycles”, good for everything except skin grafts… I hope they were wearing their leathers and helmets.

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