Driving a motorcycle while “impaired” results in serious injuries

Bryce Williams was riding a 2007 Honda Motorcycle traveling westbound on Poleta Rd just west of the Owens River Bridge at an extremely high rate of speed.

Rodger Thornburg was driving a 2012 GMC 2500 eastbound on Poleta Rd west of the Owens River Bridge.

Due to Williams’ suspected impairment and high rate of speed, he allowed the motorcycle to cross over the double yellow lines into the path of the GMC pickup. Thornburg attempted to avoid the collision, however Williams collided with the left side of Thornburg’s vehicle.

Williams was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest lying on the dirt shoulder.

Several people in the area came to the aid of Williams as they waited for the medics to arrive.

This collision is still under investigation by Bishop CHP

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Sara Hertl
Sara Hertl
1 year ago

Rather than condemning him, I’d like to thank all who were present at the scene who were trying to help him until paramedics arrived. I was there, my husband was too…, and I dont know all of your names, but the half dozen or more people who were selfless enough… Read more »

Charles James
Charles James (@cjames)
1 year ago
Reply to  Sara Hertl

Sara, thank you, and all the others on scene that provided assistance, in what must have been horrific circumstances. Bryce suffered very serious injuries, but seems to be pulling through. There is a GofundMe campaign for Medical Costs and Expenses that has been started that we hope will be successful… Read more »

This is Not Journalism
This is Not Journalism
1 year ago

This headline is irresponsible and bad journalism – not to mention inappropriately flip. This was a serious accident that caused major injuries to a member of our community. You’re making light of that, and convicting him of a crime all at once. Unfortunately, this is far from the first case… Read more »

Carol Howard
Carol Howard
1 year ago

I am disappointed in the lack of subjectivity regarding this article. Keep the headlines restricted to facts.It’s appropriate to say CHP suspect the driver was impaired within the context of the article. At the time the article was written he had not been charged. Stick to the facts, and remain… Read more »

Charles James
Charles James (@cjames)
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Howard

The official press release provided to Sierra Wave stated “major injury traffic collision on Poleta Rd that resulted in a DUI arrest.” It seems pretty unambiguous and not just an opinion. If anything, using the term “impaired” almost seems kind. If someone in the community is driving while “impaired,” not… Read more »

Britney
Britney
1 year ago

I say we start releasing all complaints, any issues and let the wife’s know which one of their husbands is cheating. I bet you’ll see a difference in LEO actions. SW >truth

Just mad
Just mad
1 year ago

In the CHP report it says “suspected” but your headlines say he was impaired.. i believe all that is miss leading. How do you know for a fact he was impaired. May he was having a medical issue.. that is just wrong to out that as a headline.

BobK
BobK
1 year ago

Where did you two come from, Portland?

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago
Reply to  BobK

BobK
How in the hell can you possibly try to spin their two comments as somehow being political ?
Like your trying to do..
I don’t agree with what they had to say either,but see it neither a left or right agenda.

Mono Person
Mono Person
1 year ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Oh, Mr. Everything that is bad Is Trumps fault?? What?! And I’m not a Trumper

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 year ago
Reply to  Mono Person

Mono Person Actually,I don’t “blame” trump for most of the bad things going on in our Country now,other than the racial divide he’s brought on. It’s his lack of any type of leadership what-so-ever, and his lies and lying making bad things that much worse,showing he belongs back on his… Read more »

Cast the First Stone
Cast the First Stone
1 year ago

These smug public relations efforts by KSRW and the cops that only make fun of the misfortunes of others are sick.

John
John
1 year ago

What is the evidence that the motorcyclist was “impaired”?
Just another allegation by the Law Enforcement with no reasons provided. They are not Peace officers, only Stazis