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Motorcyclist hurt in crash
Ceres police officers and first responder firefighters tended to motorcyclist Gerardo Hernandez, 51, of Ceres, who went under this Kenworth tractor after it violated his right of way on Service Road just west of Mitchell Road on May 14.

A motorcyclist sustained moderate injuries that were not life threatening when he was forced to ditch his 2007 Harley because a big-rig turned left in his path on Service Road early Tuesday, May 14.

Gerardo Hernandez, 51, of Ceres was traveling eastbound on Service Road west of Mitchell Road at 6:45 a.m. when the trucker made a turn into a dirt lot on the south side. Hernandez saw the 2006 Kenworth coming his way, applied his brakes and went down in the road, sliding underneath the tractor. The motorcycle was wedged under the front bumper of the truck.

Police identified the truck driver as Manuel Estrada, 31, of Planada. He was cited for a right of way violation.
Hernandez was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.