Motorcyclist Injured in San Jose Crash on Highway 85 Tuesday
SAN JOSE (October 23, 2018) – A motorcyclist was injured after a traffic collision along Highway 85 on Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol dispatch team.
The accident was reported at around 7:19 a.m.
CHP received a call about a motorcyclist who was struck by a Tesla on northbound Highway 85 near Cottle Road. The motorcycle was found in the carpool lane following the wreck.
Motorcycle and Tesla Crash on Highway 85 in San Jose
Fire department officials along with the paramedics responded to the scene and attended to the rider who appeared to have suffered a broken leg as a result of the crash.
It was not specified in the dispatch whether the patient was taken to the hospital or was treated at the site. Their name and condition at this time remained unknown.
Meanwhile, authorities are gathering more information and evidence to determine what exactly caused the incident.
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A forensic examination of both the motorcycle and the Tesla, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine the cause of the crash. Authorities will thoroughly look into how fast each driver was going, whether or not alcohol or drugs played a role, whether or not there were any mechanical issues with either the bike or the vehicle, and whether or not one of the drivers involved was distracted or did not yield to the right of way motorist. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the motorcycle or the Tesla such as point of impact, their final resting positions, skid marks, and gouge marks.
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