A motorcycle rider suffered a possible broken leg in a collision with a vehicle west of Weaverville on Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said.
The California Highway Patrol said the driver of a Subaru Outback, 53-year-old Clinton Neal Jenkins, of Weaverville, was driving on Highway 299 west of Trinco Road at 5:15 p.m. and came to a stop on an asphalt shoulder north of the highway. The motorcycle rider, Deram Keif Tucker, 28, of Loomis, Calif., had been driving behind the Subaru westbound approaching the first vehicle at an unknown speed.
Jenkins pulled away from the shoulder turning left to make a U-turn to continue eastbound on Highway 299 directly into the path of the motorcycle, the CHP said.
Tucker was unable to stop in time and as the Subaru turned left the front left of the vehicle collided into the front of the motorcycle.
Tucker was ejected and sustained a possible broken leg. He was transported to Mercy Medical Center in Redding.
Jenkins and his two passengers were not injured. Jenkins was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and was booked into the Trinity County Jail on a felony charge of DUI causing injury and for driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI.