Richmond police: Motorcyclist injured...

Richmond police: Motorcyclist injured after running red light, broadsiding car

There are 8 comments on the Inside Bay Area story from Sep 4, 2013, titled Richmond police: Motorcyclist injured after running red light, broadsiding car. In it, Inside Bay Area reports that:

A motorcyclist who ran a red light and broadsided a car Tuesday was expected to survive his injuries, police said.

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ant on rheem

Richmond, CA

#1 Sep 4, 2013
The police lied to the world. As a witness to the motorcycle accident. He was being chased by the police at about 80 mph down a residential street. And. The undercovers t-boned the rider. Why the lie? Cover up the police headhunting the public. F t p.
Anonymous

Richmond, CA

#2 Sep 5, 2013
This is true! I was also a witness, and a resident on Rheem Ave.
Ducati Jim

Oakland, CA

#3 Sep 5, 2013
The police tried to kill him! For what? speeding?? I just got back from the hospital, and he is in bad shape. It doesn't look good for his left leg, as there not sure they can save it. His life will never be the same again, nor will his families or his friends. He is a great friend, father, son and a hard worker. He built that motorcycle from scratch, and was very proud of rightfully. I dont have the words to describe what I think should happen to the cop that decieded to T-bone him. Good work boys!!! You put a good guy in a wheel chair when you should have written a speeding ticket. There far to many murders in richmond. The last thing we need is the cops trying to kill good people.
Mark

Brentwood, CA

#4 Sep 6, 2013
ant on rheem wrote:
The police lied to the world. As a witness to the motorcycle accident. He was being chased by the police at about 80 mph down a residential street. And. The undercovers t-boned the rider. Why the lie? Cover up the police headhunting the public. F t p.
Then why didn't you say you saw it when they asked for witnesses, the guy ran a red light and smashed into a unmarked car that had a green light....stop running from the cops,
The guy chopped his own leg off in the wreck
Anonymous

Richmond, CA

#5 Sep 6, 2013
Mark wrote:
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Then why didn't you say you saw it when they asked for witnesses, the guy ran a red light and smashed into a unmarked car that had a green light....stop running from the cops,
The guy chopped his own leg off in the wreck
Are you seriously saying this? Who ever said that the cops asked for witnesses? I live on Rheem Ave. and was one of the 'witnesses' that were told that I would be arrested if I did not leave the "crime scene." I am not denying the fact that that man should not have been running from the police, but with all due respect, the police SHOULD NOT have been pursuing anyone at those speeds ESPECIALLY in a residential area. You would have to be a really big piece of s___ to say someone cut his OWN leg off!!!
HUMAN BEFORE JUDGE

Richmond, CA

#6 Sep 8, 2013
There was an motorcycle incident on Tuesday September 3, 2013 around 10:25pm on Rheem ave. and 23rd. Where a motorcycle was evading a tailing police car both where going VERY fast and 30 seconds later I heard bam a crash. Now seeing this from the front of my house ( Rheem and 28th st.) I ran down to see the accident cause I was sure the motorcyclist was hurt, non the less he was. As a group gathered the police had come from all directions yet 13 minutes not a ambulances in sight. The main problem is today I read on west contra county times this:
RICHMOND -- A motorcyclist speeding through an intersection ignored a red light and broadsided a car driven by an undercover Richmond police officer on Wednesday, police said.

The wreck happened around 10 p.m., when the motorcyclist ran a red light on 23rd Street at the intersection of Rheem Avenue, Richmond police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said. The motorcycle was estimated to be going at least 80 mph in the 25 mph zone, police said.
Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus posted a short comment about the incident on Twitter, saying the officer saw the motorcyclist going 80 mph, "run red light and broadside one of our undercover cars."

The motorcyclist was thrown several feet into the air and suffered severe injuries to his leg but was expected to survive his injuries, Abetkov said. He was taken by helicopter to John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek, she said.

Air bags inside the undercover car were deployed after the collision, and the officer was not injured seriously, Abetkov said.
This could be on the reporter or the police trying to cover up the FOUL injustice of facts, that the police were going just as fast as the motorcyclist in chase and from what it sounds like an undercover car tracking the chase from the oncoming intersection. I am truly appalled and saddled for the motorcyclist who was bated into an crash that didn't need to happen and in my opinion was the fault of the Richmond police.that being said I would like to read about what happened. And my opinion is just that, but as one who saw the chase leading to the crash that should be a piece of the report.
tony from richmond

Oakland, CA

#7 Sep 11, 2013
Do u people really think that undercover cops worry about traffic violations. Haha. That's funny. For anyone to endanger their own life for some dummy running from cops and crash into them on purpose.. that's just ignorance. You people need to get real. It was his fault for being dumb. Oh well. He's lucky he didn't kill anyone just because he didn't want to pull over. Oh well. He got what he deserved. Holiday for the cop for walk g away from that unhurt.
Judge before human

Richmond, CA

#8 Sep 26, 2013
People who think they get what they deserve when they run from police are most likely police with a grudge with past chases that got away. To protect and serve is your job not to get even.

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