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LOS GATOS: Cornelius Talbert Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 17

Motorcyclist killed Los Gatos crash Highway 17 7/22LOS GATOS, California (July 22, 2016) – A motorcyclist identified as Cornelius Talbert, 69, of Scotts Valley, was struck and killed Friday on southbound Highway 17 near Redwood Estates, according to The Mercury News.

The collision was reported around 11:45 a.m., just north of Madrone Road.

As per the article, California Highway Patrol said that Talbert was riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle when 53-year-old Thomas Karl Harness, of Soquel, driving a Honda Accord changed lanes and hit him.

Talbert lost control causing his bike to overturn and slid into an embankment. The 69-year-old man was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

The 69-year-old man was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Alcohol or drugs did not appear to have played a role in the incident which remains under investigation.


We are deeply saddened by the news of this tragedy. We offer our prayers and most heartfelt condolences to the friends and family members of Mr. Cornelius Talbert during such a difficult time.

Losing a loved one suddenly is devastating for any family to endure, especially when that loved one’s life is taken as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss is immeasurable. At Johnson Attorneys Group, we understand that losing a loved one is not only a deeply emotional loss but also an economic one. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by another party, contact our law firm and speak with an experienced Santa Clara County wrongful death attorney today at 800-235-6801. Our team will bring all our expertise to your case and help you get the justice you deserve.

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