GILROY -- A Gilroy man remains in a hospital with critical head injuries after a solo motorcycle crash on Highway 101 that threw him and a female passenger to the roadway near the Sargent overcrossing on Sunday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The 42-year-old man was traveling north on a 2001 Harley-Davidson when he lost control of the bike after he "unsafely turned his vehicle to the left," CHP officials said. Both the man and a 43-year-old woman riding on the back were ejected from the motorcycle.
According to the CHP report, the man "was wearing a helmet that was not DOT approved and sustained major head injuries and abrasions to (his) body."
He was taken by air ambulance to San Jose Regional Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition Monday afternoon, according to the CHP.
The woman, who is from Carmel, suffered abrasions to her left side and ankle, and was also taken to the hospital. Her condition on Monday was not available.
The roadway was shut down for about an hour for medical treatment and to clear a spot for the helicopter to land.
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash, said the CHP.
Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.