Petaluma Man Recovering at Stanford Hospital Following Freeway Accident

Timothy Bergman, 42, suffered a broken pelvis, femur, knee, wrist, ribs and scapula after falling from the US-101 viaduct on Wednesday.

The Petaluma man who was injured when his Vespa scooter fell from an elevated roadway in San Rafael onto a vehicle below has been transferred to Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, a CHP officer said.

Timothy Bergman, 42, was taken to after the incident where he was listed in critical condition before his transfer, CHP Officer Eric Hohmeister said. His injuries were not considered life-threatening, Hohmeister said.

Stanford hospitals and clinics do not release patient conditions to the media.

Bergman was riding a Vespa scooter north on U.S. Highway 101 at approximately 60 mph around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday.

As he entered the San Rafael viaduct he lost control of the scooter and traveled into the center divider, the CHP said.

The front end of the scooter struck the metal guardrail, ejecting Bergman from the scooter, the CHP said.

and southbound portions of the viaduct and landed on the roof of a Volkswagen Jetta that was stopped in traffic on 2nd Street below the viaduct, the CHP said.

Bergman then fell onto the No. 1 lane of 2nd Street, Hohmeister said.

Berman was wearing a helmet but he suffered a broken pelvis, femur, knee, wrist, ribs and scapula, Hohmeister said.

A small dog Berman was traveling with died in the collision, and the driver of the Jetta was not injured, Hohmeister said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Bay City News Service


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