Investigators believe low blood-sugar levels caused a diabetic motorcycle rider to drift into another lane of Highway 101, strike another car and crash to the pavement Sunday evening in Novato.
Petaluma resident Thomas Knecht, 57, was riding northbound just past the Rowland Boulevard exit at about 8:38 p.m. when he sideswiped a car in the fast lane, causing him to lose control, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Roth.
A medical team transported Knecht to Marin General Hospital in a semi-conscious state, "but they gave him an glucose shot and he came right to," Roth said. "That's why they believed he was in a diabetic shock when the crash occured."
Knecht had cuts and scrapes but no broken bones.
(Special thanks to Brad Beedle for the photos.)