Motorcyclist and Passenger Hospitalized after Salinas Crash on Highway 101 near Esperanza Road
Salinas, California (August 19, 2021) – A motorcyclist and their passenger were injured in a Thursday traffic crash involving four vehicles in Salinas.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place on Highway 101 near Esperanza Road. The exact time of the accident was not mentioned in the report.
CHP said the crash involved a big rig, a motorcycle, and two other vehicles.
The impact caused the big rig to catch fire, and the motorcycle was underneath it, but both riders had exited it.
Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 101 in Salinas
According to the CHP, the motorcyclist and thier passenger sustained moderate injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital. The names of the patients and their conditions were not immediately available.
No other details were given.
The crash remains under investigation.
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