Motorcyclist injured in Hwy 580 crash in Oakland

OAKLAND Just after 8 a.m., a silver Mercedes and a motorcycle crashed on westbound Interstate Highway 580, just west of West MacArthur Boulevard, CHP Officer John Short said. A witness said it appeared several other vehicles might also have been involved. Short said an off-duty firefighter reported the crash and began assisting victims before emergency crews arrived. The motorcyclist, a female, is being taken to a hospital, CHP Officer Sam Morgan said. He did not know the extent of her injuries. Three lanes have been closed while the accident is cleared, Short said.
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