Couple Seriously Injured After Deer Collides With Motocycle
Friday, October 9, 2015
MAMMOTH LAKES, CA
A Coati couple was seriously injured near the Crestview area of U.S. 395 after a deer jumped out in front of them and collided with the motorcycle the couple was riding.
The accident occurred on Oct. 8, at approximately 11:45 a.m., when California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a report of an injury collision involving a black motorcycle and a deer on U.S. 395 south of Crestview, according to the CHP.
The preliminary investigation indicated the couple, Raymond and Maria Watson, was traveling southbound on U.S. 395 southbound, just north of Mammoth Scenic Loop in the #2 lane, according to a news release. A deer jumped up from the west side of the road and entered the #2 lane, directly in front of the motorcycle.
The couple was unable to avoid the deer and the subsequent collision caused the motorcycle to go down. Both the driver and the passenger were ejected from the motorcycle and both sustained major injuries and were transported by ambulance to Mammoth Hospital and then later, air-lifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno.
CHP personnel from the Bridgeport area responded as well as Mono County Sheriff, Mono County EMS and Cal-trans to assist. —WG