Motorcyclist Remains in Hospital after Being Dragged on 91 Freeway

On Monday, July 25, 2011, a serious Orange County motorcycle crash occurred on the 91 freeway, sending a motorcyclist to the hospital in critical condition.

The California Highway Patrol said that the motorcyclist was involved in an accident with two other cars near Gypsum Canyon Road. The motorcyclist was traveling on the eastbound 91 freeway when the wreck occurred around 4:45 p.m.

Anaheim Fire Department spokeswoman Maria Sabol said that the rider was dragged for 30 feet in the Fastrak lane of the freeway. The individual was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

When rescue workers arrived on the scene, they closed the two Fastrak lanes in addition to the No. 1 and 2 lanes of the eastbound 91 freeway for investigation and cleanup.

The motorists in the other vehicles did not report any injuries.

California Highway Patrol spokesman John Patterson said that the motorcyclist was lane-splitting between the No.1 and No. 2 lanes of traffic. He was hit by a Toyota Camry when that car changed to the No. 1 lane, and was thrown into a Jeep Liberty in the No. 2 lane. Then, the motorcyclist was thrown into the Fastrak toll lane, where he was hit and dragged by a BMW.

The motorcyclist remains in serious condition.

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