The California Highway Patrol has released new details into a violent crash involving a motorcyclist on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Carpinteria Wednesday morning.
CHP says Ventura resident Thomas Judah was traveling on his 2016 Yamaha FZ 7 in the fast lane when for unknown reasons crashed into the back of a van directly in front of him.”
The motorcycle landed on its side in the #1 lane ejecting Mr. Judah,” reads the CHP traffic collision report.
Judah was taken to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with major injuries that included multiple broken bones and blunt force trauma to the head, according to CHP.
The driver of the van did not suffer any injuries in this incident.
The fast lane of northbound Highway 101 was closed for about one hour while crews cleared the wreckage and debris off the roadway. All other lanes were open at the time.
The cause if the crash is under investigation, but CHP does not believe drugs or alcohol played a role in this collision.
A motorcycle and van collide on U.S. Highway 101 North at State Route 150 in Carpinteria, according to California Highway Patrol.
The crash happened at around 6:40 Wednesday morning.
According to the CHP website, this is a major injury accident.
Traffic is backed up to Ventura state beaches.
We will update this story when new information becomes available.