News

Motorcyclist killed in East Palo Alto by driver fleeing police

Collision on University Avenue follows early morning pursuit

A motorcyclist died this morning in East Palo Alto after being struck by a car whose driver was fleeing from police.

East Palo Alto acting police Capt. Jeff Liu said that at about 5:25 a.m., police learned of a suspicious vehicle that didn't have its lights on. An officer tried to pull the car over but the driver accelerated away and drove the wrong way on University Avenue, Liu said.

A short time later, the car struck the motorcyclist near University Avenue and Bay Road, Liu said. Several people were detained for questioning after the crash. Liu said police would be releasing more details about the incident later this morning.

— Bay City News Service

We can't do it without you.
Support local journalism.

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by JustMe
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 28, 2011 at 8:39 am

" Liu said police would be releasing more details about the incident later this morning."

I am REALLY looking forward to these additional details being released. Please post them as soon as possible.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Be the first to know

Get the latest headlines sent straight to your inbox every day.

Downtown Palo Alto gets new Vietnamese eatery
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 5,997 views

More Stupid Plastic Food Things
By Laura Stec | 19 comments | 2,931 views

Couples: Write a Personal Ad . . . to Your Partner . . .
By Chandrama Anderson | 3 comments | 1,749 views

Composting Works
By Sherry Listgarten | 2 comments | 1,679 views

Environmentalists will soon be fighting housing advocates over what to do with the SF Bay locally
By Diana Diamond | 25 comments | 1,190 views

 

Short story writers wanted!

The 33rd Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by March 29. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

Contest Details