Thursday, August 04, 2005

ACTC cyclist assaulted by motorcyclist on my ride

Police cars investigating

Jeff and I lead Wednesday evening bike rides in Los Gatos for our bike club, the Almaden Cycling Touring Club (ACTC) called the Whine and Dine Rides. This report is from yesterdays ride:

According to former ACTC president Michael Curtis, as well as several witnesses to the incident, Curtis was injured on the evening of Wednesday August third when a motorcyclist shoved him to the ground causing him to crash. Curtis was traveling eastbound on Los Gatos Blvd near Los Gatos Saratoga Road in the bike lane.

Curtis said the motorcyclist entered the bike lane and came close to him. According to Curtis words were exchanged. Then the motorcyclist reached over to him, from his motorbike to Curtis's bicycle while both were in motion, and shoved Curtis to the ground. Curtis was riding from the end of the Wednesday club whine and dine ride to the evening dinner after the ride, also in Los Gatos.

Witnesses stopped and helped Curtis, except for one that followed the motorcycle and got his license plate number. According to police they are investigating.

I came upon the scene and went with Curtis to the hospital. Curtis was banged up, he had several wounds and some road rash but no broken bones were found.

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