The man was driving a red Honda motorcycle east on 11th Street shortly after 6 p.m. when he failed to yield where the road splits at Lovely Road, according to California Highway Patrol officers at the crash Wednesday, April 4.
According to CHP officers, the man’s motorcycle went through several yards of bushes, over a small service road and through a wire fence, where officers found him lying on the ground.
His motorcycle came to rest in a pile of tumbleweeds about five feet away from him in the side yard of a home on the 5100 block of Lovely Road.
Martha Mora was called to the house by a friend who heard the crash, arriving minutes after it happened.
“I tried to tell him to stay down, because he kept trying to get up and move around,” she said. “I don’t know, but it looked like he was in a lot of pain. He kept trying to get up, but then he would get like sleepy and want to lay down again.”
He was airlifted from an adjacent alfalfa field at 6:45 p.m. to an unidentified regional hospital with undisclosed injuries. He was wearing a helmet, jeans and a T-shirt at the time of the crash.
According to Sgt. Tony Sheneman of the Tracy Police Department, police suspect the man was driving 100 mph through the city before crashing. An officer spotted him allegedly speeding east on 11th Street at 5:54 p.m., but no chase was initiated, Sheneman said.
Neither the CHP nor Sheneman released the man’s name, because no charges had been filed as of Thursday afternoon. CHP officers said at the scene Wednesday that no charges were expected to be filed in the crash. Sheneman said the District Attorney’s Office was reviewing whether to file charges for infractions that allegedly occurred before the crash. He said those charges could include reckless driving.