Date: August 9, 2013
Modesto Police Department
Office of the Chief of Police
600 10th Street, Modesto, Ca. 95354
Author: Officer Scott Nelson
Modesto CA: Fatal motorcycle collision investigated at Standiford Ave and Sherwood Ave.
On Tuesday August 6th at around 7:58 PM a motorcyclist was traveling Westbound on Standiford Ave approaching the intersection with Sherwood Ave. At the same time a sport utility type vehicle pulled away from the north side curb and into the path of the motorcyclist. The motorcycle and the vehicle collided near the intersection and the motorcyclist was thrown off of his motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital where he later passed away due to his injuries. He is identified as Gregory Waid, a 50 year old Modesto resident. The driver of the other vehicle did not sustain any injuries.
The motorcycle being ridden was a 2010 Harley Davidson Electra Glide. The sport utility vehicle being driver was a 2010 Jeep Compass. The motorcyclist appears to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the collision for either driver.
At this time, no fault or cause to this collision has been determined. This comprehensive collision investigation is in the early stages of the process. Witness statements and physical evidence will be thoroughly evaluated before any collision factor or cause will be determined.
Anyone with information or witnesses this collision is encouraged to contact Traffic Officer Reeves at 209-652-3296
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For information about this news release, contact police spokesman Officer Scott Nelson, 209-652-2160.
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