Two Injured in Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 1
Press release from the California Highway Patrol:
On 06/27/2018, at 1755 hours, a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle was being operated by Michael A. Shirk, 55 from Paola, Kansas, southbound SR-1 south of mile post marker 100.39 in an unincorporated area of Mendocino County. For reasons still under investigation, the Yamaha traveled off the west road edge, down the tree and vegetation covered embankment, at which time the driver and passenger of the Yamaha were ejected from the motorcycle. As a result of the collision, the passenger, Kathleen Shirk, sustained moderate injuries and she was transported by Cal-Star Air Ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial in Santa Rosa, CA. Michael A. Shirk sustained minor injuries but declined to be transported for medical care.
This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol- Garberville Office.
The following agencies responded to the scene and assisted with this incident; City Ambulance of Eureka, Leggett Volunteer Fire, Cal-Fire, Piercy Volunteer Fire, Laytonville Volunteer Fire and Cal-Star Air Ambulance.