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Pleasanton Motorcyclist Struck On Interstate 880

Pleasanton Motorcyclist Struck On Interstate 880

The Mercury News recently reported in a story that a motorcyclist was struck by a white BMW on Interstate 680. The motorcycle accident in Pleasanton occurred on the northbound I-680 near Sunol Boulevard. The driver of the BMW fled the scene, leaving the motorcyclist seriously injured.

California Highway Patrol revealed that the driver of the white BMW sedan was traveling at upwards of 100 mph, and nearly collided with other vehicles before clipping the rear wheel of the motorcycle. It was reported that the driver of the white BMW was following closely behind a 2005 Chevrolet SUV when it came to a curve in the highway. The BMW’s front wheel then struck the rear wheel of the 2007 Suzuki GSXR750 being ridden by the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike and onto the concrete roadway, the motorcyclist’s head colliding with the concrete pavement.

The driver of the white BMW fled the scene without offering assistance to the motorcyclist. The BMW’s front tire that hit the motorcycle was flat, and CHP are still trying to ascertain the driver’s identity. The driver of the Chevrolet SUV stopped to help the motorcyclist, who was eventually taken to Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley. Updates on the motorcyclist’s injuries are unknown.

Injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents can be very serious and often are not the fault of the motorcycle operator. The San Jose motorcycle accident injury attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde have years of experience in assisting those injured in motorcycle accidents with seeking compensatory damages to help with recovery. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the skilled attorneys at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP for a free consultation.