Injuries Reported After Motorcycle -vs- Vehicle Collision in N. Concord

August 10, 2014 15:10 pm · 26 comments

A motorcyclist has been hospitalized after a collision with a vehicle on Olivera Rd. at Claudia (near Port Chicago Highway) in Concord today.

The collision occurred at about 11:30 on Sunday morning.

The cause of the collision is still under investigation, and the condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

1 Cowellian August 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM

There is too much of that happening lately.

2 ANON August 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

“There is too much of that happening lately.”

There is a reason for this…
Ask any cop– many do not have M1-motorcycle licenses or insurance, many bikes are illegally modified–they think the laws do not apply to them..go on any freeway & see them lane split at 50-70 MPH, some do not have license plates or they are way up in the wheel well or bent so you can not read them. Some appear to have death wish…but they have skulls on their leathers so it is OK

3 Road King August 10, 2014 at 5:09 PM

hope the involved are ok.

4 Cowellian August 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Anon@2,
Yeah, all of that happens, sometimes. And sometimes, a person in a car just turns or changes lanes, right in front of the cyclists. No matter who is at fault, it’s usually the cyclist that gets the worst end of the deal.

5 Professor August 10, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Save your life…sell your motocylcle

6 Momo August 10, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Why do you guys always blame the car….

7 DMZ August 10, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Wow non of the comments came from a rider my guess.

8 ClayDen August 10, 2014 at 8:23 PM

That’s why they’re called donorcycles.

9 Lost and Happy August 10, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Momo…. because chances are the car never “saw” the bike, or it “came out of no where”. Sure some bike riders are tools, but bikes are not the majority and more drivers of vehicles are more concerned with themselves as they travel sine they are better protected in a crash. Your welcome!

10 Marissa August 10, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Donorcycles, that’s a new one. I suppose when you’re on your bike it’s a motorcycle again, ClayDen.

11 EastBayRatz August 10, 2014 at 9:20 PM

So sick and tired of these drivers not respecting riders on the road. Just because ur not man enough or smart enough to ride don’t take it out on the ones who do. I can’t wait to hit the road and split lanes going 100 just to kiss u folks off. Live free die hard!

12 uh huh August 10, 2014 at 9:21 PM

I saw this on my way home from the swap meet, The bike guy was laying about 10 feet away from where his bike was laying. I hope all involved are ok. Remember people, The motorcycles have just as much right on the road as cars so be smart and share the road.

13 ClayDen August 10, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I think it’s fine to have a bike, but there are so many bad and inattentive drivers in cars, and this area is so congested, that I think the risk is just too high. Combine that with how many of the bike riders ride crazy and I’m surprised that there aren’t more accidents. I think a BMW K bike would be a blast, but the risk is just too high. BTW, I love small cars; my first was an original Mini.

14 Michelle August 10, 2014 at 11:07 PM

I think safety in all vehicles is prudent, ClayDen. :-)

15 anon666 August 11, 2014 at 12:33 AM

My lengthy comment didn’t get posted. Yay!

16 ClayDen August 11, 2014 at 6:26 AM

@Michelle

I agree, and I think licensing requirements are pathetic and should be strengthened. I also think there should be a requirement to take a periodic driving test once you reach a certain age; maybe 70 or 75. Also, the driving test should go beyond an operator test as is currently done. The driving test (for all ages) should include an evasive maneuvering demonstration.

Also realize that there are two types of safety: active and passive. You can improve passive safety all you want with airbags, controlled crush structures, etc., but you still need to improve active safety, and that focuses on the maneuvering capability of the car and driver. I have avoided several accidents by being alert and capable in a smaller more maneuverable car; that is active safety. One specific incident (which has actually occurred at least twice) is where someone apparently misjudged my speed (which was right at the speed limit) and turned into my path. If I had just mashed the brakes I would have been hit. Instead, I had to turn sharply enough to get slightly sideways, but avoided the accident completely- I never touched my brakes.

The maneuvering part is much more difficult in something with a high center of gravity, like an SUV or a truck, but should still be done. This would also probably reduce their proliferation and result in more people making more sensible choices for what they drive.

17 ANON August 11, 2014 at 7:47 AM

“Yeah, all of that happens, sometimes.”

BS– I see it every day
” I can’t wait to hit the road and split lanes going 100 just to kiss u folks off.”

That is the typical intelligence of most bike riders…..must have missed a lot of classes at Olympic…..have fun at MDF

18 MamaP August 11, 2014 at 7:53 AM

Marissa: They are called donorcycles because the people who ride them (unsafely) become donors…organ donors…get it?

19 @16 August 11, 2014 at 8:23 AM

wow… I wish we could all be as great of a driver as you.. lol!
get off of your high horse, you fool.

20 Michelle August 11, 2014 at 8:48 AM

I hope Msrissa did get it; safety is key in riding, if you can’t be safe don’t ride at all!

21 Safe driving/riding is easy August 11, 2014 at 8:51 AM

be responsible and accountable. Obey the laws.

That’s it.

22 Sad August 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM

Hope the motorcyclist is ok.

We need to share the road. Regardless of how anyone is driving, we need to be careful ourselves and not get defensive about people cutting in front of us, etc. I see many people trying to block the way of bikes as they lane split. These people should be cited and fined $1000. They should also be sent to motorcycle training school so they can learn about the challenges of riding a motorcycle. Bikers have NOTHING around them to protect them. They can’t stop on a dime or too fast like cars can. There is no seat belt and stopping too fast can cause a bike to go down, slide and for the riding to be thrown off the bike into traffic. I also see cars making turns in front of bikers too quickly and the bikers will have to brake to avoid hitting the car turning in front of them. I see cars cutting bikers off in traffic, many times due to the driver of the car not paying attention and texting or talking on their phone. It’s sad how we have so little regard for anyone but ourselves on the road. Pay attention and be safe out there. Get off the phone, slow down and don’t be so defensive. It is not worth causing injury or death to another or to oneself.

23 just a concordian August 11, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Another one? At this rate these type of accidents will soon rival hydranticides.

24 ClayDen August 11, 2014 at 9:23 AM

@19

I wish everybody could be an excellent driver, as it would make the roads safer for all. Apparently you feel inadequate in the driver skills department.

25 Underwood August 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Two tips: turn off your stupid cell-phone while driving and ease, for fks sake, use your turn signals!!

26 just a concordian August 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM

@25

Hard to take you seriously when your advice is full of insults and spelling mistakes.
Though, when you read past these rather annoying shortcomings, you do make a valid point.

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