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GoFundMe effort for injured Kenwood man

As the driver of the Equinox took a right turn onto Arnold Dr., Lindquist, continued to ride straight, driving into the side of the Equinox and being ejected from the motorcycle.

Lindquist has deep roots in Sonoma Valley. He is the grandson of pioneer radio broadcaster Ernie Smith, for whom a park in Sonoma on Arnold Dr. is named. Lindquist’s mother is long-time Glen Ellen resident and conservationist Mickey Cooke, his uncle is the late Win Smith, longtime Glen Ellen fire chief, and his late sister Kirsten Lindquist was a well-known community leader in Glen Ellen.

Family and friends have organized a Go-FundMe page to help raise funds for Scott Lindquist and his family after a devastating motorcycle accident that left Lindquist with a traumatic brain injury. The last information from his family on the GoFundMe page was that he was in a coma at Kaiser Hospital in Oakland.

The fundraising link is www.gofundme. com/f/scott-lindquist. According to the Go-FundMe page, Lindquist, 65, a craftsman and home builder, is the sole provider for his family. Funds raised will help cover medical bills beyond his insurance coverage, and aid in creating a fund to help his wife and children. The effort is trying to raise $250,000.

On Oct. 17 at around 5:30 p.m., Lindquist was riding his BMW motorcycle eastbound on Sonoma Hwy., riding on the shoulder behind a Chevy Equinox, according to California Highway Patrol information officer Marc Renspurger.

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