[...] in the same spot where these types of events have been happening in the 44 years I've lived in Olivenhain..It's time to straighten this curve......................About 15 minutes ago, there was a terrible accident on Rancho [Santa] Fe Road, right at the curve in front of my house. A car and motorcycle collided. Many of us ran down there to help, calling 911 on the way. I WAS PUT ON HOLD. The biker stopped screaming and passed. People immediately started CPR until the paramedics arrived. The shocked him and were continuing CPR as they took him away in the ambulance. I pray that God sees fit to allow this young man to return.Another commenter:
This becomes the 5th death, and countless injury accidents on this bend. We knew when we moved here that the county (now the city) might take some of my land in order to straighten this dangerous 2 lane blind bend. 44 years, and thousands of daily trips later, we're still waiting.
My friend and team mate Brian Graves died there,senior year in high school. He was heading back home after going to 7-11 for ice cream. A car driving too too fast heading south crossed over the line and hit him head on. His Mom still maintains a memorial post there. White post with blue ribbons. Mustangs colors.
UPDATE: Father-son motorcycle ride ends in death of 28-year-old.
The accident happened about 10:15 a.m. as the men were riding separate motorcycles south on North Rancho Santa Fe Road, sheriff's Sgt. Joe Tomaiko said.And a commenter on the U-T corrects:
As they rounded a curve north of Peppertree Lane, a Hyundai sedan started to turn into their path and the riders steered around on each side of the car. The Hyundai collided with the younger man's motorcycle, which caught fire. The rider was thrown into a traffic lane, then struck by an Infiniti SUV, Tomaiko said.
This article is incorrect. The hyundai was waiting to turn left onto Peppertree. The motorcycles came up on that car from behind but did not stop in time. One motorcyclist passed on the right in the bike lane but the deceased hit the left rear fender and was thrown into oncoming traffic. A tragic and awful accident. My condolences to the deceased family members. Rip.Encinitas Advocate names the deceased as John Wilcsek.