Motorcyclist injured in accident north of Valley Springs

July 31, 2013 

— A Castro Valley man suffered major injuries in a motorcycle accident north of Valley Springs.

According to the California Highway Patrol, David Fletcher, 37, was riding a 2008 Harley Davidson west on Camanche Parkway South near Pattison Road when the accident occurred about 2:40 p.m. Sunday. Fletcher missed a turn in the road and the motorcycle went into an embankment, ejecting him.

Fletcher was taken by ambulance to a landing zone, where a helicopter picked him up and took him to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto.

Authorities said investigators determined that Fletcher had been drinking prior to the accident, but that was not a factor, so he was not arrested.

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