Fremont police officer accidentally rams fellow coworker on motorcycle

A female motorcyclist was seriously injured when she collided with a police patrol car Friday afternoon in Fremont.
September 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Fremont police officer responding to a call rammed into a motorcyclist Friday night and it turns out the injured rider also works for Fremont Police Department. It happened about a block from American High School on Fremont Boulevard.

The northbound lanes of Fremont Boulevard were shut down for six hours. It just reopened at 10 p.m. The Newark Police Department is leading the investigation as they work to determine what caused that Fremont officer to run into that motorcycle.

Tow truck operators struggled to remove a motorcycle embedded in the front end of a Fremont police cruiser. The accident happened just before 4 p.m. as the officer was responding to a non-emergency call.

"The police car struck the back of the motorcycle. The motorcycle rider was thrown to the ground and then the motorcycle impacted the back of the truck," said Fremont Police Sgt. Mark Dang.

The six-year veteran of the Fremont Police Department happened to hit a fellow employee -- a 29-year-old woman who has worked for the department for about 18 months.

"It was scary. There was radiator fluid dripping everywhere," said witness Lori Jo Stevens. She is a waitress at Dino's Family Restaurant who saw the woman lying on the ground. "We didn't see like any blood or anything, so we assumed that she was physically OK. They did take off her helmet after the paramedics arrived and she was moving her fingers and her hands."

The woman was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. The pick up truck driver and the officer were not hurt.


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