Bay Point motorcyclist dies from multi-vehicle collision in Antioch Thursday

Two police officers stand near the downed motorcycle at the scene of the collision on Deer Valley Road near Prewett Ranch Road Thursday afternoon, Oct. 5, 2023. Photos by Allen D. Payton

Speeding driver of car determined at fault

The driver of the AMR ambulance witnessed the collision.

By Allen D. Payton

A 63-year-old Bay Point man riding a motorcycle on Deer Valley Road was rear-ended by a black sedan near the Prewett Ranch Road intersection in Antioch, at 2:08 p.m. Thursday afternoon. As an AMR ambulance was on its way to Kaiser medical center with a patient inside the driver witnessed the collision. But the ambulance was not involved in the collision. Antioch Police officers in the area and AMR personnel immediately performed CPR.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital with major head trauma where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The black sedan was damaged on both front sides and the back window blew out during the colission.

Two pickup trucks were also struck in the accident, with the sedan striking one and the motorcycle hitting the other after the first impact. The driver of the sedan remained at the scene and cooperated with Antioch Police Officers. An officer on the scene said she was emotionally distraught and had a difficult time communicating what happened. It was determined she was at fault as numerous witnesses claimed she was speeding.

The two pickup trucks damaged in the collision remained at the scene during the police investigation.

The driver has not yet been arrested as the police must do an inspection of her car before they can file a case with the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.

Some of the roads leading to the intersection were closed for several hours causing those driving to Kaiser to make a detour through nearby neighborhoods. The roads were cleared and reopened about 7:20 p.m.

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Ambulance in intersection 10-5-23

Two trucks struck 10-5-23

Damaged black sedan 10-5-23

Officers with downed motorcycle 10-04-23

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