Berkeley Motorcyclist Injured in Crash

Motorcycle Collision on 80 Freeway 

A collision involving a motorcyclist and truck left the rider hospitalized on Sunday evening in Berkeley. 

The crash took place on January 2nd at 6:11 p.m. within the westbound lanes of the 80 Freeway. 

According to CHP, multiple witnesses attempted to help the rider get out of traffic lanes following the crash. 

The unidentified rider was transported to the hospital with back pain. 

In addition, authorities blocked the Nos. 1, 2 & 3 lanes for a period of time. 

No information has been provided regarding the truck driver; an active investigation is underway. 

According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death. 

Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:

  • Wear proper protection
  • Ride responsibly 
  • Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle 
  • Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle

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