Sunday, June 4, 2023

[UPDATES] Motorcyclist Dies in Ukiah After Colliding with Vehicle


Information gleaned from the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page and the police scanner indicates a motorcyclist has died after colliding with a vehicle on the south end of Ukiah.

The incident occurred around 5:00 p.m. near the intersection of South State Street and Beacon Lane and reports describe the motorcyclist flying off the roadway as a result of the collision.

Some or all lanes of South State Street are going to be shut down at the intersection with Wabash Avenue as a result of the collision.

UPDATE 5:55 p.m.: The Caltrans Quickmap indicates both north and southbound traffic on South State Street is heavily impacted as a result of the collision.

[Screenshot of the Caltrans Quickmap]

UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: An officer at the scene told dispatch South State Street is closed and drivers should use Beacon Lane to South Dora Street to get around the closure.

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Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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  1. R.i.p my friend
    As for drivers man c’mon we’re in one of the most beautiful regions of the country not just the county or state the COUNTRY bikes are all over here daily rain or shine we have bikes traveling our roads this man was on a yellow streetbike OPEN YOUR EYES USE YOUR EARS HANG UP YOUR PHONES TURN THE STEREO DOWN PAY ATTENTION YOU’RE DRIVING
    To the families of both sides my condolences it could have been avoided

    • 👍 Amen Jason!

      Solid advice. Nobody Want to wake up on either side of a traffic accident that take’s someone’s life! An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure!

      🙏 And remember… To have that talk with Jesus Christ. 😇

  2. ✝️ May God comfort this man’s family and loved ones as they grieve. I’m so sorry for the tragic loss of your loved one and will be lifting you up in prayer today. 💐

  3. I called the sheriff’s office, spoke to someone there and at the CHP, then, finally, a dispatcher for the City and let them know how traumatizing it was to come upon the scene and see the body covered, except for the feet.
    I can’t un-see that and suggested they cover fatalities completely, so nothing more can be known or guessed about the deceased.
    I also learned that fatalities have to remain in situ until the investigation is complete. That took almost 3 hours, I think.
    So sorry someone perished!
    The official news will come out today.

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