As we reported yesterday, Wednesday, as it was happening, a man jogging on Wildcat Canyon Road just West of Inspiration Point was struck and seriously injured by a motorcyclist who then fled the area.
California Highway Patrol Investigators are seeking the public’s help in locating the rider, who was alone and traveling at high speeds over the solid double yellow lines marking the roadway, according to witnesses, in an effort to pass traffic when he struck the victim – a 39-year-old Piedmont man.
Witnesses reported seeing the biker strike the jogger, knocking him to the ground, and then immediately fleeing the scene at high speed westbound on Wildcat Canyon towards Berkeley. The rider was described as wearing a yellow helmet and a black jacket. Witnesses were uncertain of the make, model, or color of his motorcycle.
The victim suffered major injuries and was taken by ground ambulance to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek shortly after the collision was reported at approximately 6:35 p.m.
Investigators are requesting public help in this case, and ask that witnesses to the collision contact Officer Mitchell at CHP Martinez, 925.646.4980.