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Motorcyclist injured in Roseville traffic collision

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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The intersection of Cirby Way and Vernon Street was closed for several hours after a vehicle collided with a motorcycle sending one man to the hospital Thursday morning. According to witness statements, the accident occurred around 11 a.m. when a man in his 60s was turning left onto Vernon Street on a green arrow and his Harley Davidson was struck by a white mini-van. “I know the guy in the white van had to have run the red light,” said Anita Eckert, of Sacramento, who was also turning left at the same time in the lane next to the motorcycle. “All of the sudden, I saw a white van out of the corner of my eye.” Jacob Ramirez, 14, was in a beauty shop with his mother when he heard the crash. “All I heard was a big thump,” Ramirez said. “I came out and saw him (the motorcyclist) on the ground.” An off-duty Sacramento firefighter, who did not give his name, was passing by and the first to help the motorcyclist before emergency crews arrived. Officer Chris Nowicki, of the Roseville Police Department, said the motorcyclist suffered several broken bones and was rushed to the hospital. The motorcyclist’s name was not released and his condition is unknown. Toby Lewis can be reached at tobyl@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.