LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A motorcyclist was killed in a solo-vehicle crash in Livermore Saturday afternoon, according to police.

The 25-year-old cyclist was riding a Yamaha motorcycle on National Drive near Longfellow Court at about 12:40 p.m., when something went wrong and the motorcycle struck a tree, police said.

The man, who is from Hayward, suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Eden Hospital Trauma Center in Castro Valley, according to police. The victim later died from injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

Just prior to the crash, witnesses saw the cyclist traveling at about 80 mph, according to police. National Drive has a 40 mph posted speed limit.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash. The victim’s name was not available from the Alameda County coroner’s bureau as of 10 p.m.

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Comments (6)
  1. Sigmund says:

    80 in a 40 zone, ohh, that was smart.

  2. Lucy says:

    So sad, why do they drive so fast when they are on their bikes, I don’t get it,! They got to know how dangerous it is so why do they do it??

    1. Nick says:

      Because they’re so irresponsible and stupid, they think thay have everything under control.

  3. vugvee says:

    So sad, alwayss hate to see a fellow biker go down but double the speed limit? Thats asking for trouble.

  4. chris leyva says:

    Its funny how people are so quick to jump to conclusions…my cousin wasnt asking for it. He had a wonderful family. Friends were numerous. A little respect would be nice. But if you cant refrain from putting nasty comments…get off then!!!!

  5. Marissa says:

    This is so sad, he had just left the store where I work at around the corner from his job he was such a sweet guy very polite and a wonderful person I always heard good things about him from his coworkers, so Its sad that this happened to him and people shouldnt be so mean and jump to conclusion this is such a tragedy and he will be missed

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