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Motorcyclist hit by truck on Antelope Rd; nurse credited with saving life

Sentinel staff report–
A motorcyclist who was hit by a truck on Antelope Road Tuesday afternoon was revived by an off-duty nurse who performed CPR after discovering he had no pulse, police said. The rider was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

In a news release issued Tuesday evening, police said several 911 calls had been received around 4:15 p.m. regarding the collision, which occurred on Antelope Road near Auburn Boulevard. Authorities said one caller indicated the motorcyclist hit the truck “as a result of the truck making an illegal U-turn.”

Several people stopped to help the downed motorcyclist, including a registered nurse who performed life-saving measures until emergency responders with Metro Fire and the Citrus Heights Police Department arrived and took over CPR. “As a result of the lifesaving efforts, the motorcyclist’s heart began to beat again,” police said.

Lanes in the area were closed until shortly after 9 p.m. as police investigated the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling westbound Antelope Road in the number one lane. “As the motorcyclist was riding in the number one lane, a Ford truck made an unsafe turning movement causing the motorcyclist to collide with the left side of the truck,” police said.

The driver of the truck involved in the collision remained at the scene and was cooperative with the investigation. Although the incident remains under investigation, police said alcohol or speed do not appear to be factors in the collision.

Anyone with information related to the collision is asked to contact CHPD’s non-emergency line at (916) 727-5500.

Police noted roadways are typically filled with more motorcyclists during warmer weather and said drivers are urged to use caution “when making lane changes or turning movements” and should only do so when ensuring it is safe to do so.

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