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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.

Wendy personal chef 4 hire... September 06, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Hope everyone is okay
Due Yew September 06, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Vasco closed or just Preston? Can I leave town that way Before 3PM
Denise Garrigan-Burkett September 06, 2012 at 08:41 PM
May Gods grace and mercy be with all involved!!
Barbara Gordon September 06, 2012 at 09:02 PM
i just drove by a few minutes ago and part of Preston, as well a portion of NB Vasco is still closed. Mostly just the length of Taco Bell on both streets.
Cmilos September 06, 2012 at 09:10 PM
motorcycles are not safe :( I don't care how much experience someone has riding one, it's dangerous! I have known so many people who have crashed or died riding one it's just unfortunate. Cars are as well, but I just know more people personally who crash on motorcycles than in a vehical :/
K September 06, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Cmillo motorcycles are very safe actually. It is either A: the rider or B: another vehicle on the road. I ride a motorcycle and I am very safe on them. It's the people who don't look for them who are the dangerous ones. Maybe if dumbasses used there mirrors and looked over their shoulder more often there wouldn't be so many motorcycle accidents. I was just stuck in this traffic on my motorcycle not too long ago and I hope he is ok and for a speedy recovery. These accidents always make me think twice about riding, I just wish drivers would be more aware of us.
Melissa September 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM
The section between jack in the box and the freeway is currently closed as of 3pm. You can detour behind it to get past the closure. You can leave town!
Melissa September 06, 2012 at 10:09 PM
Also, what application is being used in that photo? Looks interesting.
Kristofer Noceda (Editor) September 06, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Thanks all for the traffic updates. @Melissa: Pulse Point. We'll have a story on the new app soon from the Alameda County Fire Department.
Loyal Livermore Mom September 06, 2012 at 11:19 PM
I think there was another motorcycle accident on Northfront and N. Vasco! Any info? Right outside the AM/PM, Country Waffles driveway.
K September 06, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Yes there was a motorcycle accident right on N. Front, I saw that one also but this time I was in my car. Ambulance, police an fire dept arrived in minutes after. The motorcyclists had cuts on his face and looked to be bleeding badly. He was moving, I think trying to get up and it looked him and an SUV, maybe a mercedez SUV collided and he ended up on the ground. He was taken away pretty shortly after ambulance arrived on seem
Chris September 06, 2012 at 11:57 PM
I hope the guys is OK and dont want to jump to conclusions but most motorcycle riders are out of control. I have been rear ended twice by motorcycles in the last several years. Once on 580 he was weaving between cars and rear ended me. I still remember seeing his body fly past my window into the median. He lived. The other was on Dublin Blvd. I was rear ended again, and the driver ended up on my car hood because he didnt realize that a stop sign meant you really did need to stop. Every day on 580 I see the lane splitters barely missing side mirrors and other objects, passing cars at very high rates of speed. Just a disaster waiting to happen.
Megan September 07, 2012 at 12:41 AM
Most motorcycles are safe-it's just the dumbass few that you hear about and never hear from again
libertus_rebelium September 07, 2012 at 05:16 AM
I firmly believe everyone should have to ride a motorcycle first. This will force you to drive defensively, observe traffic laws and others on the road. I ride only a motorcycle and I can't ell you how scary it is riding near "cagers" in this town. I know that one mistake can cost me my life or the use of my body and one mistake by ANYONE else can do the same thing. Because of this, I respect the rules of the road, am wary of right of way at intersections etc. You all would be too if you had to spend the first 6 months of your driving career on two wheels. There are a lot of reckless turds on 2 wheels too but at least they can only really mess themselves up. Lucy Teenypants in mom's SUV on her cel phone runs the risk of injuring a lot more with much less risk.
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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