Motorcyclist killed in Columbia wreck

Written by Christina O'Haver, The Union Democrat February 22, 2013 02:52 pm

CHP and emergency responders work at the scene of a motorcycle accident on the Tuolumne County side of the Parrotts Ferry Bridge on Friday afternoon. Maggie Beck/The Union Democrat
A man who crashed his motorcycle north of Columbia this afternoon was pronounced dead at Sonora Regional Medical Center.

No details about the man's identity were released.

According to California Highway Patrol, he and a friend, who was on another motorcycle, were northbound on Parrotts Ferry Road around 1:45 p.m.

The injured man came to a curve in the road just before Parrotts Ferry Bridge and crossed the double yellow lines, the CHP said.

He traveled into the southbound shoulder, collided with a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle, the CHP said.

He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.