Two Bay Area residents were injured in separate Ducati motorcycle crashes in Marin Sunday, one in Tam Valley and one near Point Reyes Station, the California Highway Patrol said.
A Union City man was injured when he locked up the tires of his 2006 Ducati Monster on a curve on southbound state Route 1 just South of Chamberlain Court in Almonte around 2:45 p.m., Hohmeister said.
Gustavo Mazariegos, 51, was ejected when the bike slid into a guardrail. He fell over the guardrail and down a hill and the bike stopped in the southbound lane, Hohmeister said.
Mazariegos suffered swelling and abrasions on his right leg and was taken to Marin General Hospital. The crash closed the southbound lane of the highway for 30 minutes, Hohmeister said.
Mazariegos was driving without an M-1 motorcycle endorsement on his driver's license and has a previous violation for the same offense in 2011, Hohmeister said. Intoxication is not suspected as a factor in the crash, he said.
Frank Ernest Wags, 51, of Suisun City, was riding a 2011 Ducati 1100 motorcycle north on State Route 1 near Cypress Road near Point Reyes Station around 10:30 a.m., CHP Officer Eric Hohmeister said.
Wags locked up the brakes of the motorcycle as he descended a right curve and slid into the southbound lane of the highway, Hohmeister said.
The left front of his motorcycle collided with the left front of a southbound 1999 Subaru Outback driven by 38-year-old Christopher Pincetich of Point Reyes Station, Hohmeister said.
Wags was ejected from the bike and landed on his back 20 feet north of the Ducati, Hohmeister said.
Wags suffered a broken wrist and a compression fracture to his lower back and was taken to Marin General Hospital, Hohmeister said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening, Hohmeister said.
The Ducati left 150 feet of skid marks on the road as Wags tried to slow it coming into the curve, Hohmeister said. The highway was closed for 30 minutes while paramedics treated Wags who was unable to move out of the road, Hohmeister said.
Intoxication is not suspected as a factor in the collision, Hohmeister said.
Both riders were wearing helmets, Hohmeister said.
--Bay City News Service