Modesto Serious Motorcycle Crash
A Modesto serious motorcycle crash occurred on the afternoon of January 8 along Briggsmore Avenue in the vicinity of Lakewood Avenue. A 32-year-old Modesto man was riding his Yamaha motorcycle west along Briggsmore Avenue when he reportedly lost control of his bike and crashed at approximately 1:00 in the afternoon. The man was separated from the Yamaha in the accident. The impact of the collision also caused the gas tank of the motorcycle to rupture and catch fire. Crews from the Modesto Fire Department were called to the scene to extinguish the flames from the burning bike. Medical personnel transported the injured rider to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries, including extensive road rash. Officials have not yet released an update regarding his condition.