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Coroner's Office IDs motorcyclist killed in Highway 84 collision

 

A motorcyclist who died Sunday afternoon (June 30) after his motorcycle crashed into a truck on Highway 84 has been identified as 35-year-old Paul Neves, according to the San Mateo County Coroner's Office.

A city of residence for Neves was not available as of Monday morning.

The crash was reported at 3:13 p.m. about 3 miles north of the unincorporated community of La Honda, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Art Montiel. Neves was headed west on Highway 84 when he ran into the hood of a truck turning from eastbound Highway 84 onto a private driveway, Montiel said.

It appeared at first that Neves had suffered only a broken leg, but he later was found to have suffered serious internal injuries. He was flown by helicopter to Stanford Medical Center and died soon thereafter, according to the CHP.

No one else was injured.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by negligence is not an accident
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Jun 30, 2019 at 9:04 pm

Sounds like gross negligence on the part of the truck driver that cut off the motorcyclist. Why does the article say "accident"?


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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jul 1, 2019 at 8:04 am

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.

"Why does the article say "accident"?"

Because it's unlikely the truck driver did it on purpose? The correct term is "collision".


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Posted by Johnathan
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 1, 2019 at 3:08 pm

The motorcyclist had the right away, I’m sure, but he is the one that was killed.
I try to teach my kids when learning to drive that even if you have the right away it is important to plan ahead and be prepared to slow down if someone pulls out in front of you. This is especially important on curvy roads with a lot of blind curves as well as quite neighborhoods with stop signs for traffic going a certain direction. Someone may not stop for a stop sign but in the end it may be you that gets hurt, or killed even if you’re in the right. Always be prepared for unexpected cross traffic, never assume you have the right away and that it’s OK to just fly through intersections or around blind corners even when you technically have the right away.


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Posted by John R Ellis
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jul 1, 2019 at 3:09 pm

"Neves was headed west on Highway 84 when he ran into the hood of a truck turning from eastbound Highway 84 onto a private driveway"

It's certainly possible that the truck driver swung out in the leftbound lane to get into the driveway and didn't see the motorcycle coming. It's also possible the motorcyclist was going much faster than the speed limit as he came around a curve and couldn't slow down in time. On weekends especially motorcycles often go way over the speed limit on this stretch of 84.

Without more details, we really can't know which scenario is the more likely.


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Posted by Bob Rosenberg
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:03 pm

[Post removed, please don't speculate.]


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