San Anselmo Driver's Van Struck by Airborne Motorcyclist

Rider suffered a several injuries not deemed to be life-threatening; he lost control on Highway 1 in West Marin and sailed into a minivan driven by a Marin woman — with five kids aboard.

A San Anselmo woman with five children in her minivan was involved in a multivehicle wreck Sunday morning in West Marin that resulted in a motorcyclist being airlifted with several injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Meghan McCarthy, 31, was riding in a Toyota Siena with five kids at about 10:50 a.m. when a motorcyclist who had lost control of his bike was ejected and slammed into the left front side of her van, CHP Sgt. Eric Hohmeister said.

The motorcyclist, Oscar Breuning, 32, of San Francisco, was headed north on Highway 1 just south of Fairfax-Bolinas Road when he missed a curve on his 2005 Suzuki, Hohmeister said. Breuning struck a Honda Accord driven by a Pacifica man and became separated from his bike, then sailed into McCarthy's van.

Breuning came to rest in the roadway. Medical units arrived and treated him for a broken femur, a laceration to his lower back and abrasions, according to the CHP. A helicopter landed at 11:25 a.m. and took him to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek with injuries not deemed life-threatening.

McCarthy and the kids were unhurt. The Pacifica man, Yuri, Desyatnik, 42, declined medical treatment for an arm injury, and his two passengers were unhurt.

Highway 1 was closed for about an hour.

Phil Binley July 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Sunday morning motorcycle racing on Highway 1 between Stinson Beach and Point Reyes Station is not a new problem. The CHP seems to be unwilling or unable to stop this danger.


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