JUNE 23, 2009 - An unidentified 40-year-old Gilroy male was killed Tuesday evening after
colliding with an SUV and an unidentified pickup truck in a hit-and-run accident.
car accident happened around 5:50 p.m. on the corner of Watsonville Road and Redwood
A silver 2005 Silver Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport SUV, driven by a 31-year-old
Santa Cruz woman, was traveling southbound on Watsonville Road at an unknown
rate of speed and attempted to turn right onto Redwood Retreat Road, according
to the California Highway Patrol.
A silver and black 2008 Honda Interceptor motorcycle was stopped at the
stop sign on Redwood Retreat Road with an unidentified white Nissan pickup
behind the motorcycle at the stop sign. As the Tacoma made an unsafe turning
movement, it failed to maintain its lead and crossed over the solid double
yellow lines of eastbound Redwood Retreat Road, impacting the motorcycle
head on and forcing the bike to crash into the front end of the pickup.
The driver of the motorcycle was pinned underneath the right side of the
motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene by Santa Clara Count Fire
Paramedics. The roadway of Watsonville Road and Redwood Retreat Road was
partially obstructed for about two hours. Driving under the influence
is not suspected, and no arrests have been made as of Wednesday morning.
Police are still looking for the pickup that left the scene. Anyone with
any info can call the Hollister-Gilroy CHP office at 848-2324.
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