Caught on Video: Motorcycle Crashes Into Two Cyclists

Two cyclists suffer minor injuries after being hit by a motorcyclist during a dangerous turn on Mulholland Highway's "the snake."

Two cyclist sustained minor to moderate injuries after being hit by a motorcyclist rounding a dangerous curve on Mulholland Highway on Saturday, April 27, and the entire incident was caught on video.

The accident occurred whttp://www.arcadiapublishing.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?hen Keir Curtis McMichael of Los Angeles, driving his 2006 Suzuki Btm, drifted onto the shoulder striking cyclists Marc Markwepber, from England, and William Crowley, from New York, who were riding westbound, just east of Kanan Road, according to a report from the California Highway Patrol.

Both cyclists were ejected from their bikes. While Crowley received minor injuries, Markwepber was transported to West Hills Medical Center for treatment of moderate injuries, the report said.

Though no charges were filed in the case, the motorcyclist was "clearly at fault," according to Officer Leland Tang of the CHP.

The dangerous bend along this stretch of highway, sometimes referred to as "the Snake," is a popular spot for photographers and videographers, according to a report in laist.com.

betty rodgera May 07, 2013 at 04:20 PM
speed kills.......
Kelli May 07, 2013 at 05:49 PM
oh, sometimes there might be the presence of law enforcement, but most of the time, it's a lot of punks testing out their cars and motorcycles to see how fast they can go. It's ridiculous. I was driving (at the speed limit) en route to Cornell Winery and was passed on a blind curve by two teenagers at a high rate of speed in a little hopped up Toyota. If there had been an oncoming car, there could very easily have been a head-on collision. If the reckless drivers like that want to risk there own lives, that's one thing - but they are also putting other people's lives at risk and that's not acceptable. It's surprising, really, why there isn't law enforcement there every weekend - writing tickets would be like shooting fish in a barrel. Is there some unwritten rule that "the Snake" is exempt to rules of the road that apply elsewhere? I wonder.
Ralph May 07, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I am a resident of Agoura for 33 years. The cops are always on the corner of Agoura Road and Kanan and giving out tickets for illegal lane changes. Hardly ever you see a cop on Cornell or Mulholland were the car races take place. Maybe it's safer to write a ticket for a lane change infraction than for a speeding motorcyle at 100 mph + ?
Herbert Edgard Alamo May 07, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Unfortunate Accident, however, at least nobody was seriously hurt!
Kelli May 07, 2013 at 09:35 PM
This time...
Harley Ryeder May 07, 2013 at 10:48 PM
At the very least, if the moron on the bike was not going to be charged even though clearly at fault, they should make him go to school to learn how to ride.
Snookie Ravioli May 08, 2013 at 10:06 PM
The article said the motorcyclist was at fault. Why denigrate the bicycle rider?
John May 09, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Ralph, send them our way to Kanan & Thousand Oaks Blvd. for to catch those that use the bicycle lane from Hillrise to the Blvd. as a third lane.


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