A motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Thursday morning in Oakland, CA.
According to CHP, the accident occurred around 7:52 a.m. on the 880 Freeway near 29th avenue.
The motorcycle collided with a small work truck as the two were heading northbound.
As a result, the motorcycle ended up beneath the truck.
Paramedics along with firefighters arrived at the scene to tend to the injuries.
The motorcycle rider sustained major injuries, however, their current condition is unknown.
Investigators are actively seeking to determine liability.
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