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Two Killed in Crash Caused by Trampoline

July 08, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A trampoline blocking the road caused the collision of a car and a motorcycle that killed a San Martin man and a 5-year-old boy Saturday.

A 25-year-old Gilroy woman was driving north on Monterey Road when she swerved to avoid a 3-foot-wide trampoline crossing into the southbound lane, a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol said.

The woman lost control of her vehicle and collided head-on with a 55-year-old San Martin man riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, police said.

The man and a 5-year-old boy in the woman's vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

The Gilroy woman was admitted to San Jose Medical Center with a lumbar fracture.

She is in stable condition, hospital officials said.

A 7-year-old boy also riding in the car with the woman was unharmed.

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