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Man seriously hurt after motorcycle collides with SUV

July 16, 2011

COSTA MESA — A Laguna Beach man suffered a serious head injury Friday night after his motorcycle collided head-on with an SUV on Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa police said.

At about 9:50 p.m., Thomas Michael Skelly, 35, was riding his motorcycle southbound in the 1600 block of Superior Avenue when a girl in a 1997 Jeep Cherokee facing northbound on the street turned left in front of him, police said.

Skelly collided head-on with the SUV and suffered brain trauma in the crash, authorities said. He is in stable condition. The girl, who police did not identify because she's a juvenile, was not cited or arrested at the scene. Police are investigating the incident.

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Anyone who witnessed or has information regarding the crash is asked to call Costa Mesa Traffic Investigator Rick Cummings at (714) 754-5264.

 

— Joseph Serna

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