OAKLAND — A 33-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday night from injuries suffered after he collided in East Oakland with two vehicles, including one that fled the scene, police said.
The name of the man, an Oakland resident, was not immediately released.
The collisions happened at the intersection of 79th Avenue and International Boulevard about 10:11 p.m. Thursday.
Police said the motorcyclist was riding westbound on International Boulevard at high speed when a white Pontiac Vibe SUV traveling southbound on 79th Avenue stopped at a posted stop sign, then made a left turn onto International Boulevard.
The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, collided with the Pontiac, causing him to lose control and swerve into the eastbound lanes. The motorcyclist then collided with a Nissan Rogue and was ejected onto the pavement, police said.
The Pontiac’s driver fled in the vehicle, police said.
The driver of the Nissan, who is also an Oakland resident, remained on the scene and rendered assistance to the motorcyclist before police and paramedics arrived. The motorcyclist was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police said it is not known if drugs or alcohol were factors in the incident.
Police and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $5,000 in reward money for information leading to the arrest of the Pontiac driver. Anyone with information may call police at 510-777-8570 or Crime Stoppers at 510-777-8572.
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