Media sources indicated that a woman was killed in an accident at the intersection of Highway 70 and Pentz Road while riding on the back of a motorcycle that colliding with a vehicle Friday near Chico.
The California Highway Patrol reported that the accident happened around 5pm Friday when the motorcycle was headed west on Highway 70 and struck the driver’s side of a Jeep Liberty. The Jeep’s driver was allegedly trying to turn left onto Highway 70 from Pentz Road, but stopped in the middle of the intersection after being alerted that the motorcycle was approaching by a passenger.
Both occupants on the motorcycle were wearing helmets when the crash occurred. Emergency crews pronounced the passenger dead at the scene and transported the man that was operating the motorcycle to Enloe Medical Center in Chico for treatment of major injuries. The occupants of the Jeep Liberty were uninjured in the accident.
Highway 70 and Pentz Road were closed for a little over two hours for the investigation and cleanup efforts.
As a San Jose motorcycle accident lawyer, I’ve seen many similar accidents and the effects they can have on the loved ones left behind. In my time , I’ve learned that families with a strong support system in place are able to better cope with their loss. I pray that this woman’s family has the support they need at this time. My heartfelt condolences go out to them as they grieve their loved one.