2 arrested for DUI following crash that killed motorcyclist on SF freeway, CHP says

Bay City News
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Motorcyclist dies in freeway accident in SF, CHP says
The motorcyclist dies after he was headed southbound on Highway 101 to eastbound I-80 when he was involved in the collision, according to the CHP.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two drivers suspected of driving under the influence were arrested following a fatal motorcycle crash that tied up two freeway ramps and mired traffic in San Francisco for about five hours on Tuesday morning.

The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was headed southbound on Highway 101 to eastbound I-80 about 3:30 a.m. when he was involved in a collision and was thrown from his motorcycle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Authorities say he may have been trying to avoid a DUI crash and swerved off the connector, landing on a moving vehicle below on the westbound I-80 to southbound Highway 101 ramp.

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That car stopped in lanes of traffic and was hit by another car being driven by a suspected DUI driver, the CHP said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A Sig-Alert was issued at 4 a.m. for the southbound Highway 101 connector to eastbound I-80. The roadway reopened about 8:45 a.m.

The CHP is asking anyone who may have witnessed the crashes to contact them at (510) 557-1094.