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Two Major Injury Motorcycle Traffic Collisions

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On November 2, 2020, the Redding Police Department responded to two major-injury motorcycle traffic collisions.

Officers first responded to a single vehicle collision on Hartnell Avenue at Shotwick Trail at 10:02 a.m.  Upon arrival, officers located a Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle on its side against a business located at 400 Hartnell Avenue.  The rider, identified as Mark Allen McBryde, age 53 of Redding, was located next to his motorcycle with a significant injury to his right leg.  Based on evidence located at the scene, along with McBryde’s statement, it was determined McBryde was traveling southbound on Hartnell Avenue when he lost control of his motorcycle while negotiating a curve in the roadway.  There were no witnesses to the collision.

McBryde displayed signs of alcohol intoxication.  Once he was transported to Mercy Hospital for his injuries, he was cited and released for DUI and possession of methamphetamine.  If you were a witness to this traffic collision, please contact Officer Mack at the Redding Police Department.  McBryde was wearing his helmet at the time of collision.

at 10:27 a.m. officers then responded to another collision involving a motorcycle and pickup truck on East Cypress Avenue east of Churn Creek Road.  According to witnesses, a Honda CBR motorcycle was traveling westbound on East Cypress Avenue, accelerating rapidly, when a GMC pickup truck attempted to make a left-hand (eastbound) turn out of the Safeway parking lot onto East Cypress Avenue.  The motorcyclist, identified as Zachary Aaron Miller, age 25 years of Redding, was unable to avoid striking the rear quarter panel of the pickup truck.  The driver of the GMC pickup truck was identified as Bruce Alan Teren, age 77 of Whitmore.  He was uninjured.

Miller was transported to Mercy Hospital for major injuries.  This collision is still under investigation.  It does not appear alcohol was a factor in this collision.  Miller was wearing his helmet and  Teren was wearing his seatbelt at the time of collision.  If you were a witness to this traffic collision, please contact Officer Mack at the Redding Police Department.

The Redding Police Department would like to remind motorcycle riders to obey the rules of the road, and to ride defensively and safely.  The Redding Police Department would also like to remind drivers to share the road with motorcycle riders, and to take that extra moment to look for them when entering traffic or changing lanes.


Contact:          Sergeant Montgomery ID# 314


Reviewed By:  Sergeant Smyrnos ID# 312