Sunday, June 5, 2011


Saturday afternoon a motorcyclist lost his life on Otay Lakes Rd, just west Thousand Trails Campground when he collided head-on with a Ford-150 pickup truck.  The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, and two occupants in the truck were transported to the hospital.  Otay Lakes Rd. remained closed for fatality investigation until approximately 9:00 pm.
One of our Deerhorn neighbors was first on the scene and called 9-11.  I got this from her this morning, and it serves as a sobering reminder of how quickly events can change not only our lives, but those of our family, friends, and neighbors:

Unfortunately, we were there.  We had the kids and were headed to a party when it happened just seconds before us.  We made the first call to 9-1-1.  I got out to attempt rescue breathing.  But he was already dead from the head-on impact.  So very, very sad.  His friend was just sobbing, and sobbing over his body.  Young men out for a fun weekend ride.  I have no idea how it turned around to such a horrific end.
Our condolences to all those affected, and a hope that we all take it a bit slower on the twists and winds of our backcountry roads.

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