Fleeing Motorcyclist Hits AC Transit Bus, Bicyclist in Berkeley

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Monday May 19, 2008 - 04:34:00 PM

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating a hit and run incident in which a motorcyclist collided with an AC Transit Bus and a woman bicyclist on Ashby Avenue Sunday night. 

CHP spokesperson Sam Morgan said that around 11:20 p.m. Sunday, CHP officers were pursuing a motorcyclist for speeding on westbound Interstate 8O near Carlson Boulevard in Richmond who failed to yield to lights and sirens from the police car. He left the freeway at the Ashby exit and collided with an AC Transit bus and with a 51-year-old woman riding a bicycle at Acton Street, according to Morgan.  

The motorcyclist fled, and the injured woman was taken to Highland Hospital. The woman, a Berkeley resident, was listed in stable condition today (Monday), according to the hospital. 

Morgan said CHP canceled the pursuit when the motorcyclist entered Berkeley streets for safety reasons. CHP Officers are still looking for the motorcyclist.