Driver Dies from Critical Injuries Sustained in South Sacramento Multi-Vehicle Accident on Highway 99
SOUTH SACRAMENTO, CA (April 30, 2021) – A man who suffered critical injuries in a multi-vehicle accident on Highway 99 in South Sacramento over the weekend has died at the hospital.
The crash happened just after noon on April 24, along southbound Highway 99 near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. According to the California Highway Patrol, a 43-year-old Modesto man was riding his 2016 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he lost a saddle bag on the highway.
The motorcyclist pulled over into the center median to attempt to retrieve the bag. Before he could get to it, a car struck the saddlebag and spilled its contents into the lane. When the motorcyclist again went for his things, a 2002 Toyota Corolla driven by the 42-year-old Stockton man struck him.
The motorcyclist was still wearing his helmet when he was struck. The force carried him onto the hood and through the windshield of the Toyota, striking the Stockton man in the head and face.
A chain-reaction crash then followed, with another car and an SUV rear ending the Toyota.
Paramedics rushed both the motorcyclist and the Stockton man to a hospital with major injuries.
On April 27, the unidentified Toyota driver succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
CHP is still investigating if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim.
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