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Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital

A motorcyclist involved in a traffic collision was sent to a hospital after suffering a severe leg injury, officials said.

A motorcyclist was airlifted to a hospital after suffering a severe leg injury from a traffic collision, officials said.

At around noon, emergency crews were sent to South Vasco Road and Preston Avenue for a report of a collision involving a car and motorcycle.

A portion of Vasco Road was temporarily shut down to allow room for a helicopter to land, said Joe Testa, Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department battalion chief.

Livermore Police Officer Traci Rebiejo said the intersection will remain closed while police continue to investigate the collision. The area is expected to reopen at around 3 p.m.

No other injuries were reported in the collision.

In the past year police have responded to 29 crashes in town involving motorcycles, with 23 being injury crashes and two fatal crashes, Rebiejo said.

Trevor Tooze September 07, 2012 at 03:50 PM
It seems that many readers jump to conclusions, as soon as they read these accident reports. We probably have a higher percentage of bad automobile drivers, than motorcycle drivers. According to a study of professional drivers several years ago, California tied with Georgia for being the worse drivers in the country. Let the police determine who is at fault, and hopefully the injured driver is OK
Californicated1 September 09, 2012 at 05:56 AM
The problem is how people drive in California in the first place and Livermore is not that different from elsewhere in California. As a "cager", one of the biggest irritations I have seen dealing with motorcyclists is when they are driving in my blindspots. If I can hear the jerk but can not see him, then that is a problem. I had some joker on a Harley pull that stunt on me on Highway 50 between Rancho Cordova and Folsom as I was trying to get over to the right lane to exit to Folsom Boulevard east of Aerojet's Nimbus facility. Turns out the joker was getting off that exit and trying to share my spot with me even as we were turning right into the shopping center. When I would not turn right for him, he got rude, and I told him to go ahead of me so I could see where he was going. Mr. Clueless-in-a-Helmet did not get that. And then there's "lane-splitting" and that practice has to be outlawed. It is unsafe and dangerous especially when it is done at normal freeway speeds around here. And when you have questionable roads like the outside two lanes of I-580 over Altamont Pass, all that dirt and oil on the road just makes for a bad situation which will get worse as the rains come back in the wet season. And besides, when I took a motorcycle safety course when I was 16, the instructor told my parents it was better for me to drive a car first instead of a motorcycle.
Californicated1 September 09, 2012 at 06:07 AM
The Police will draw up the report and the insurance companies who insured the parties involved in the accident will argue over which one of them will pay out on the claims. And if you have one of those cheap carriers out there that uses the name of a heavenly body in our solar system, they will always argue that they never will pay out on the claim even if you spent $10,000 over the last 10 years with them faithfully paying your premiums to keep you covered. And besides, I've driven in Georgia and those drivers seem much better in their natural habitat than California drivers are in theirs, let alone the rest of the country. It's when you have clowns on I-580 west who realize they don't want to take the Bay Bridge and decide to stop, put the car in reverse or try a U-turn across 3 lanes of traffic to get to the two lanes that turn off into eastbound 80 at the Maze, even at 5:00am on a Saturday or Sunday. Those are the basket cases out there who need to have their heads examined, or need plexiglass shields around their stomachs so they can see out when their heads are suffering from "anal-cranial inversions".
LivermoreGirl September 10, 2012 at 03:42 AM
Wow. Hasn't anyone ever heard the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover"? He is my friend and NEVER rides carelessly. Please pray for him and get over yourselves. The only thing unsafe on our roads are idiots who don't know how to drive!
Jim November 01, 2012 at 01:45 PM
I,ve been riding for 35 years at 15,000 miles a year. Theres a saying that goes, there some that have been down and there are some that are goimg down. I have seen it all !!! There's a lot cagers that should have there privlage of driving taken away tell they go visit death at the morge just to see what somthing like running a red light or cutting a motorcycliest off will do. And I can tell you a ton more stores believe me!!

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