A motorcyclist was killed in Saratoga late Wednesday when he
collided with a tree while driving on a road about two blocks west of
Saratoga Avenue, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office reported.
The male victim was riding his motorcycle at about 11:30 p.m.
Wednesday heading west on Cox Avenue at Saratoga Creek Drive when he
approached a slight bend in the road, sheriff's Sgt. Kurtis Stenderup said.
He failed to maneuver through the curve and crashed into a tree,
Sheriff's deputies who arrived at the accident scene performed CPR
on the victim.
Emergency medical personnel who arrived afterwards pronounced
him dead at the scene.
The sheriff's Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team took over the
case and the cause of the accident is still under investigation, Stenderup
It is not known if drugs or alcohol were factors on the crash, he
Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call the
sheriff's office Traffic Investigator Deputy Torres at (408) 868-6600.