Deputy hurt when motorcycle crashes

May 8, 2008 7:36:25 AM PDT
An Alameda County sheriff's deputy is recovering from injuries he suffered when his motorcycle went down when he tried to pull over a car for speeding.

Authorities say the deputy broke his collarbone when his motorcycle crashed after hitting a patch of gravel in an unincorporated area of near Livermore Wednesday evening.

The deputy was transported to a hospital by helicopter.

The car that the deputy was trying to pull over is described as a red or maroon coupe, possibly a Honda or Toyota.