CAMARILLO : Motorcyclist Suffers Severe Head Injuries

A 23-year-old Port Hueneme man received severe head injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car south of the Camarillo Airport, authorities said Sunday.

Christopher W. Peacock, 23, was in a coma when he was admitted to Ventura County Medical Center after the accident Friday afternoon.

A hospital spokeswoman would not say whether Peacock regained consciousness, but she said that his condition has improved from critical to serious, and that he was in the intensive care unit.

Peacock was driving east on Pleasant Valley Road about 5 p.m. when a car turning off Wood Road pulled into his path, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.

The impact sent Peacock flying off his motorcycle and onto the pavement. The driver of the car, Polonio S. Romero, 31, of Oxnard, escaped injury.

No charges have been filed pending completion of an investigation.

Peacock suffered a broken leg, collarbone and wrist in addition to the head injuries, the CHP spokeswoman said.

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