CHP motorcycle officer rear-ended on NB I-880

December 22, 2011 9:01:39 AM PST
A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was rear-ended by another motorist on northbound Interstate Highway 880 in Fremont this morning, a CHP officer said.

The collision was reported around 7 a.m. near the Decoto Road on-ramp.

CHP Officer R. Crawford said accident occurred as the motorcycle officer and another CHP officer in a patrol car were escorting a semi truck with a wide load onto the freeway.

They were traveling at about 20 mph when the motorcycle was rear-ended by a car traveling at an estimated 55 mph, Crawford said.

The impact pushed the motorcycle forward, and it then traveled across northbound lanes before sliding to a stop near the center divider, Crawford said.

The motorcycle officer, who was up and walking around after the collision, was taken to a hospital to be evaluated for a complaint of pain, he said.

The driver of the car that struck the officer's bike was not injured.

The accident initially shut down the on-ramp and the two right lanes of the highway, but all lanes have since been reopened.


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