Motorcyclist seriously injured during crash |

Motorcyclist seriously injured during crash

Firefighters from the Grass Valley Fire Department and the Nevada County Consolidated Fire Protection District load crash victim Robert Minifie into an ambulance after he was injured Wednesday morning.
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A 58-year-old Grass Valley man was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center after suffering major injuries in a crash on Nevada City Highway Wednesday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Robert Minifie was listed in fair condition with a fractured left leg after being struck by a car as he rode his motorcycle eastbound on Nevada City Highway, officer George Kirbyson said.

Minifie was injured when a Ford Bronco driven by Adam Schilling, 17, of Grass Valley crossed Nevada City Highway from southbound Glenbrook Drive and struck Minifie’s 1987 Harley-Davidson, the officer said.

No other injuries were reported in the 10:05 a.m. incident that was witnessed by workers at Omega Home Loans. Witnesses said it appeared the Ford Bronco was coming from Glenbrook Drive onto a driveway that leads to Maltman Drive.

“The Bronco hit (Minifie) broadside,” Pamela Yazell said. “It was just a straight impact. … It almost looked like neither (driver) saw the other one.”

The driver of the Bronco was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, Kirbyson said. The CHP is still investigating, he added.

– Tim Omarzu contributed to this report.

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