Truckee man critically injured in Hwy 49 motorcycle wreck | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Truckee man critically injured in Hwy 49 motorcycle wreck

Christopher Rosacker
Staff Writer

SIERRA COUNTY, Calif. — A Truckee resident was recovering Thursday after a motorcycle wreck sent him tumbling down an embankment along Highway 49 heading out of Nevada County.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, Robert Affeldt, 55, was riding his 2003 BMW motorcycle northbound on Highway 49 in Sierra County, near Goodyear Creek Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. For an undetermined reason, Affeldt lost control of his motorcycle and went off the roadway.

CHP determined that Affeldt struck a metal pole, several trees, was ejected off of the motorcycle and tumbled down an embankment.

Emergency personnel responded to the scene to assist. Affeldt received major injuries, including trauma to the chest and multiple leg and arm fractures and was transported by helicopter air ambulance to Enloe Medical Center in Chico, where he was in serious condition Wednesday.

By Thursday, his condition had been upgraded to serious, according to a nursing supervisor at the hospital reached by phone.

CHP is handling the investigation, and its report indicated that drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be a contributing factor in the accident. In the midst of a week-long heat wave, weather conditions were listed as clear, dry, warm and calm at the time of the wreck.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User