Motorcyclist Dies after Struck by Car on Highway 1 near Waddell Creek
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY, CA (April 21, 2021) – Michael Fertig was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon in Santa Cruz County.
The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Highway 1 near Waddell Creek. According to the California Highway Patrol, the 59-year-old victim from San Francisco was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle. At the same time, 59-year-old Lisa Skrzynecki of Los Gatos was driving a white Subaru southbound on the highway.
For unknown reasons, Skrzynecki did not see the motorcycle ahead of her. She hit the back of the motorcycle, ejecting Fertig.
Despite life-saving efforts, Fertig died at the scene.
Skrzynecki had minor injuries and declined treatment.
CHP shut down Highway 1 in both directions for approximately five hours while they worked on the scene.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but the CHP said they do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor.
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Michael Fertig during this difficult time.
Our legal team at The Law Offices of Daniel Kim works hard to help families of wrongful death victims get what they deserve. Each of our clients receive personal legal advice tailored to his or her specific case . If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, we can help you. One of our wrongful death attorneys will guide you throughout every step of the process. We are 100% dedicated to helping you get what you rightfully deserve. Call us for a free consultation at (800) 895-7199. You can also request a copy of the police report from this accident. With a success rate of over 99%, you can trust your lawsuit with our team.