Fleeing Motorcyclist Strikes Bus, Bicyclist

By Riya Bhattacharjee
Thursday May 22, 2008 - 09:51:00 AM

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 80 near Carlson Boulevard in Richmond who failed to yield to lights and sirens from the police car. He took the Ashby exit and collided with an AC Transit bus and 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 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.