Crime, Fire + Courts

Motorcyclist hurt in I-80 crash

By From page A3 | February 16, 2012

A West Sacramento man suffered major injuries Tuesday when his motorcycle rear-ended a car on Interstate 80 in Davis, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Angel Louis Jess Jr., 54, was riding the Harley Davidson eastbound on I-80 near Mace Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. when he struck a Pontiac whose driver had stopped due a traffic backup, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. Jess was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered a broken pelvis, left leg and right ankle.

The driver of the Pontiac, 32-year-old Chad Wehner of Sacramento, was not hurt in the collision, though it caused major damage to his car, Konvalin said.

Authorities initially shut down the freeway to accommodate an air ambulance landing, but Jess ended up being taken to the UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento by ground ambulance, the Davis Fire Department reported.

Lauren Keene

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