Motorcycle vs. Car in Accident Sunday

Patch reader Steve Crawford sent in this photo following a motorcycle vs. auto accident the morning of Sunday, March 17, at Carlson Boulevard and San Jose Avenue in the Richmond Annex area.

The motorcyclist was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Richmond Police Department.

It appears that the driver of the car made a left turn in front of the approaching motorcyclist, police said.

Police did not supply any information on whether a citation was issued.

Dorothy Coakley March 18, 2013 at 07:41 PM
Once again, I'm going to thank Steve Crawford for posting pictures through the years. He's "Johnny on the spot" when it comes to delivering important information to El Cerrito residents. While I'm at it, would it be asking too much for our new editor, Analisa, to correct the information on her resume? Credibility for effective news reporting becomes strained when a journalist allows critical typos to continually appear in one's bio. "I have now been relocated to run Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Piedmont and Rockrdige Patches as the communitey manager." Silly picky, picky little old librarian that I am...
Marty Takimoto March 18, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Hope the moto rider is OK. The "Hurt Report", one of the most comprehensive motorcycle safety studies ever conducted, found the most frequent type of motorcycle accident occurs when automobiles make a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. Car drivers, please look carefully for motorcyclists and bicyclists when making turns. The small front-facing profile of a motorcyclist or bicyclist can make it hard to see us. Thanks!
Ian March 18, 2013 at 09:01 PM
Thanks Steve Crawford for helping the Annex get a story on Patch! Analisa's bio page now says she is the "community manger" -- sheep may safely graze!
lisa martinengo March 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
Oops, Analisa's bio also has an extra 'a' in Alameda. Do you folks need a proofreader at Patch? I might be convinced......
Dorothy Coakley March 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM
Close, but no cigar. As yet. " I was transfered to become the community manger for Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Piedmont and Rockrdige Patches." "Rockrdige" and "transfered" also need to be corrected. There seems to be something about the letter "r" that creates a glitch. Let's presume that it's just Mr. Autocorrect having a field day. Readin', writin' and 'rithmetic ... those pesky, pesky "r"s!
Joanie Graham March 19, 2013 at 09:58 PM
This has become a dangerous intersection - Carlson @ San Jose. Three left-turn accidents in six months. Approaching northbound on Carlson between El Dorado and San Jose Ave, the thick trunks of the trees in the median (between San Jose and Van Fleet) line up to form a solid wall so that you can not see a car or motorcycle coming southbound in the inside lane. When you start to make a left turn, you can not see a vehicle approaching. After I start my left turn, I pause to double check approaching traffic, then continue my left turn into San Jose Ave.
Ellen M. March 20, 2013 at 04:22 AM
Sounds like a stop sign or traffic light is in order.
Joanie Graham March 20, 2013 at 04:26 AM
Probably not a stop sign or traffic light. Better to replace the thick trees with trees that have more slender trunks.


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