MOTORCYCLIST DIES AFTER BEING PINNED UNDER VAN
By Brigid Gaffikin, Bay City News Service
February 3, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - A 35-year-old Vacaville man died
this morning after he lost control of his motorcycle and was pinned
under a minivan while riding across the Bay Bridge toward San
Francisco, according to the California Highway Patrol.
CHP Officer Shawn Chase said witnesses described the victim starting
to swerve as he was riding in the fast lane at a speed of about
The man was run over after the blue 2003 Honda CBR hit the "catwalk,''
a curb on the bridge, and he fell off his motorcycle into the
path of a light blue Toyota Sienna minivan, Chase said.
The driver of the minivan, 36-year-old Marie Delavega of San
Pablo, was traveling with her husband and three children when
she ran over the motorcyclist, Chase said.
Westbound traffic on the bridge and back into the East Bay on
Interstate Highways 80, 580 and 880 remained severely backed up
two hours after the crash, according to the CHP.
All westbound lanes were opened shortly after 7:45 a.m.
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