A motorcyclist suffered serious head and leg injuries Monday after coming into contact with a Chevy Trailblazer while traveling west on Highway 24 near the Camino Pablo offramp in Orinda.
CHP Officer John Fransen said the accident was reported at 10:23 a.m. after the biker made contact with the Trailblazer while in the #1 or fast lane of the highway. Fransen said there was no immediate determination on what caused the two to make contact and that the precise cause of the accident was still under investigation.
Passersby stopped to render aid to the downed cyclist as traffic slowed and apparatus from the Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District maneuvered to shield the injured man. A traffic-halting SIG Alert was called for the two left-hand lanes from 10:37 a.m. until it was cancelled and the lanes re-opened at 11:26 p.m., Fransen said.
The unidentified cyclist was transported to Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek for treatment of his injuries. The accident was the latest in a string of crashes in the Orinda area of Highway 24 in recent weeks, one of them fatal.