2014-07-10 / Front Page

Harley rider suffers major injuries

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 3:45 p.m. - The rider of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is experiencing paralysis from the waist down after he struck a Toyota driven by an Australian national just south of town today.

The collision occured around noon near the intersection of Highways 140 and Highway 49 South, local CHP spokesman Steven Lewis said.

The motorcyclist, Dennis Sevedge, 67, of Merced, struck the Toyota while attempting to pass the vehicle, an incident report related.

The rider "collided into the left rear of the Toyota, ejecting (him) off the Harley-Davidson," the report said.

The injured man was flown by medical-evacuation helicopter to Memorial North Hospital in Modesto. 

The Toyota was driven by a 33-year-old man from Epping, Australia. 

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Very sad. We must be cautious

Very sad. We must be cautious out there. Danger lurks around every bend, and with deer, cars, road debris (I lost it last year thanks to Caltrans sand) be careful on those motors. Troy

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