Update: Motorcycle Crash On HWY 120 Slowing Traffic, Rider Identified
Update at 2:45 p.m.: The CHP has identified the rider in a solo-motorcycle crash on Highway 120 in the Groveland area. He is 74-year-old Ross Williams of Sonora. CHP spokesperson Steve Machado details, “Mr. Williams was traveling eastbound on Highway 120, east of the Old Priest Grade. He entered a left curve in the roadway, which he allowed his motorcycle to go onto the south shoulder. The bike overturned and he was ejected from it.”
While being treated by first responders on the scene. The CHP reported that Williams was conscious and alert but unfortunately said he was unable to move.
The wreckage blocked the eastbound lane of the highway for about an hour as officers directed one-way traffic. Also, Old Priest Grade was shut down until tow crews cleared the crash scene.
Update at 1:50 p.m.: The CHP is reporting major injuries in a solo-motorcycle crash on Highway 120 in the Groveland area.
The motorcycle went down around 12:30 p.m. just east of the bottom of the Old Priest Grade intersection with the wreckage blocking the eastbound lane of the highway. The CHP reports that the rider was awake and responsive, but unfortunately said they could not move. Officers continue to direct traffic in the area that is backed up in both directions. Also, Old Priest Grade is closed at this time.
Original post at 1:15 p.m.: Groveland, CA – First responders are on the scene of a solo-motorcycle crash on Highway 120 in the Groveland area.
The CHP reports that the bike went down just east of the bottom of the Old Priest Grade intersection and it is being shut down to stop traffic and allow for emergency equipment to be off the highway. They add that the rider is conscious and alert but is unable to move. An ambulance has been called to the scene.
The wreckage is blocking the eastbound lane of the highway with officers directing traffic, which is slow going and getting backed up. An update will be provided as soon as new information comes into the newsroom.