CHP Motorcycle Strikes, Kills Woman in Oakland

Early investigation shows woman ran right into the path of officer.

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012  |  Updated 8:18 AM PDT
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CHP Motorcycle Strikes, Kills Woman in Oakland

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 A California Highway Patrol motorcycle fatally hit a femalepedestrian in Oakland Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At approximately 10:04 p.m. a collision between a woman and a California Highway Patrol motorcycle occurred on West MacArthur Boulevard, just west of Market Street, according to the CHP.

CHP Sergeant Roberto Barrera was driving a 2004 BMW patrol motorcycle and traveling west on West MacArthur Boulevard when a woman stepped off the sidewalk and began running across the traffic lanes and directly into the path of the patrol motorcycle, according to the preliminary investigation.

The motorcycle struck the 45-year-old, African-American woman. She was thrown into the road, and sustained major injuries.

Sergeant Barrera was thrown from the motorcycle and landed in the road, sustaining moderate injuries. Both were transported to the hospital, where the pedestrian died as a result of her injuries.

The CHP officer was treated and released.

Oakland police and the California Highway Patrol both responded to the scene of the collision and the incident remains under investigation. Any person with information germane to this incident is asked to contact the CHP at (510) 450-3821 or the Oakland police at (510) 777-3333.

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