An update to our earlier Flash Alerts on this tragic incident:
From Contra Costa CHP
This morning at about 6:43am, Contra Costa CHP was advised of a two vehicle collision involving a motorcycle on SR-242 southbound, just south of Concord Avenue. Upon CHP and emergency personnel arrival, the driver (37yr old male from Brentwood) had been ejected from the motorcycle and was trapped under the Infiniti SUV and unresponsive. Once the rider was removed from under the SUV, medical personnel on scene declared him deceased. The Contra Costa Costa County Sheriff’s Coroners office will be handling the release of the identity of the male rider killed.
In the initial investigation, it appears that the rider of the motorcycle (Harley Davidson Road King) was splitting lanes between the #1 and #2 lanes of SR-242 southbound in heavy traffic. For an unknown reason, the rider quickly slowed, causing him to veer right into the #2 lane, where he collided his motorcycle into the back of the Infiniti. He was ejected off the motorcycle aand launched under the Infiniti. The driver of the Infiniti (pregnant adult female) stopped but unfortunately the rider remained trapped underneath the SUV. Due to the rider being crushed underneath the SUV, after he was removed from under it, he was pronounced deceased on scene.
The pregnant female driver of the Infiniti was transported to John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek for precautionary reasons only and was not injured.
It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are a factor in this collision, as it is still under investigation. If anyone witnessed it or the events leading up to it, please contact Contra Costa CHP in Martinez, (925) 646-4980. Thank you.