David Hopfner Killed in Concord Motorcycle Crash at Clayton Road and Heather Drive
Concord, California (April 27, 2020) – Authorities have identified David Hopfner, 18, as the man who was killed in a motorcycle crash on Friday morning in Concord.
At about 7:15 a.m., on April 24, the police responded to the fatal crash at the intersection of Clayton Road and Heather Drive.
Hopfner collided with a car at the intersection of Heather Drive in unclear circumstances. Hopfner was riding his motorcycle westbound on Clayton Road at the time, the police said.
Hopfner was taken to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he was pronounced dead.
A 46-year-old Pittsburg resident, the involved driver, remained at the scene and was cooperating with the officials.
One lane of Clayton Road was closed for about three hours due to the crash.
Intoxication was not believed to be a factor in the mishap.
An investigation into the crash is underway. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call Concord PD Traffic Officer Katan Nanthasiri at 925-671-5096.
“Far too many motorcycle collisions are caused by the carelessness or recklessness of other motorists. Sadly, when this occurs, motorcyclists are the ones who tend to suffer the vast majority of injuries”, according to Arin Khodaverdian, Managing Partner and CEO Alpine Law Group. Under California’s rule of comparative negligence, a victim may be able to collect compensation for injuries and other damages even if you were partly at fault for the accident.