CHP Officer Injured in Bay Bridge Crash on Interstate Highway 80
SAN FRANCISCO (January 13, 2019) – A CHP motorcycle officer was hospitalized after a traffic collision involving a truck on the Bay Bridge Sunday morning, according to SF Examiner.
The accident took place at about 7:30 a.m. on the Interstate Highway 80, just west of Treasure Island.
As per the article, the incident began when a California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was escorting a disabled vehicle off the bridge in the westbound slow lane on Interstate 80.
A big rig in the second-to-right lane then swerved into the far right lane and ultimately hit the motorcycle.
CHP Motorcycle Officer Hit by Truck on Bay Bridge
The semi-truck was apparently making an unsafe lane change when it hit the officer.
The officer was thrown off his bike and landed in the slow traffic lane as a result of the crash. He suffered minor to moderate injuries upon impact.
Meanwhile, the victim was then transported to a nearby hospital and was later released. His name was not immediately released.
The motorcycle of the officer reportedly had its flashing lights activated when the wreck occurred. Authorities are still investigating the collision.
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Based on the news report, the operator of the truck is accused of making an unsafe lane change and causing the collision that led to the injuries of an officer involved. Authorities will continue to investigate the crash and will determine whether or not driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs was a factor, whether or not excessive speed or distracted driving played a role, and whether or not the driver who allegedly prompted the wreck was reckless at the time of the incident.
Pending the results and findings of the investigation for this accident, the California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer will possess the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit seeking a compensation for all the hospital bills, future medical needs, lost income and pain and suffering.
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