Alcohol and reckless driving lead to three-vehicle crash in Morro Bay

October 23, 2021

By JOSH FRIEDMAN

A DUI driver allegedly blew through a stop sign after exiting Highway 1 in Morro Bay Friday evening, causing a three-car collision, during which a motorcycle came flying out of a truck bed and struck a vehicle.

Christopher David Dery, 22, exited the northbound Highway 1 offramp at Main Street traveling at speeds too fast for the wet road at about 5:17 p.m., according to the Morro Bay Police Department. Dery then failed to stop at the stop sign and collided with a truck traveling south on Main Street.

Upon impact, the truck spun, and an unsecured small motorcycle flew out of the truck’s bed. The motorcycle struck a third vehicle that was traveling northbound on Main Street, police say.

No one suffered major injuries as a result of the crash. Responders evaluated Dery at the scene, and police officers arrested him for DUI.

Following the collision, traffic was blocked in both directions on Main Street for about one hour as police, firefighters and tow trucks investigated and cleared the scene. The collision remains under investigation.


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Remember, alcohol doesn’t cause DUI accidents, people do.


evabagnall

The small motorcycle was secured in the back of the truck. We were hit at such high speed a 500+lbs toolbox and the mini motorcycle were launched out.