Rider Dies in Crockett Motorcycle Accident on Interstate 80 near Pomona Street
Crockett, California (September 23, 2019) – Authorities are investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that happened Sunday evening in Crockett.
At around 6:25 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers and firefighters responded to eastbound Interstate 80 at Pomona Street after reports of a motorcycle accident.
An initial investigation revealed that a motorcyclist riding on a black Harley Davidson rear-ended a Honda for unknown reasons. The rider was ejected from the bike, fell over the side of the Carquinez Bridge onto the train tracks under it, and into the water.
The motorcyclist died in the accident. The Contra Costa County coroner was called to the scene.
The driver of the car was not injured.
CHP issued a Sig-alert at about 6:40 p.m. closing the two right lanes of the eastbound Interstate 80.
An investigation into the crash is in progress.
Statistics on motorcycle accidents in California show that the riders sustain major injuries in most of the incidents. Although most motorcyclists practice safe driving and wear the right protective gear, other motorists contribute a lot towards motorcycle accidents.
Some of the most common unsafe practices by other motorists include:
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Turning left into the path of oncoming motorcyclists
- Failing to yield the right-of-way
- Distracted driving (using a phone, eating, etc.)
The above and other negligent behaviors can and often do cause accidents that result in major injuries or death. You should not allow a negligent party to subject you to such kind of suffering. Seek legal help from a motorcycle accident attorney.