Motorcyclists Airlifted to Hospital Following Collision in Lompoc
By the Lompoc Police Department
On 10-3-22, at 1439 hrs., officers were sent to a traffic collision involving a semi-truck and a motorcycle in the 1300 block of N H St. Upon arriving, officers located two subjects that were down with injuries. LPD officers learned a motorcycle was splinting lanes while traffic was stopped.
The rear passenger of the motorcycle stood up, which caused the driver of the motorcycle to lose balance. The motorcycle driver fell, causing both rider and passenger to fall into lane two and between a trailer and the semi-truck. The light turned green, and the semi-truck drove off, dragging the motorcycle and both occupants of the motorcycle.
The truck driver felt the trailer move, looked back in his mirror, and saw the motorcyclists. The truck driver immediately stopped and reported the incident to the police department. The passenger and the rider were airlifted to trauma centers regarding injuries sustained to their legs.
Alcohol and drugs do not seem to be a factor at this time. Some witnesses were contacted. Anyone with further information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Lompoc Police Department (805) 736-2341.