Update: San Ramon Motorcycle Officer Crashes on Marsh Creek Road, Airlifted to Local Hospital

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At 5:30 am Thursday, East Contra Costa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle crash at Marsh Creek Road near Deer Valley Road in unincorporated Brentwood.

A medical helicopter was requested after it was reported of a “bike” being 50-ft off the roadway.

By 6:30 am, the incident command was breaking down.

Update:
According to the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District, firefighters located the victim of the crash, a San Ramon Police Motorcycle Officer had run off the road and crashed into a telephone pole.

The patient had moderate injuries from the crash and being thrown from his bike. He was flown to a trauma center. CHP is investigating. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Detail Information
6:29 AM 15 [55] 405 – SAN RAMON PD WILL 1023 FOR THE 1185
6:29 AM 14 [54] 405 – TRAFFIC FLOWING IN BOTH DIRS NOW
6:20 AM 13 [53] PER TOW THEIR ETA IS FROM 580 /VASCO NOW – 405 COPIES
6:18 AM 12 [51] GOLDEN STATE TOW – 888 238 5800 PER RCARD – PER GOLDEN STATE TOW A SAN RAMON PD REP HAS TO BE THERE / PER 405 THEY ARE 1097
6:15 AM 11 [50] 405 CALL GOLDEN STATE GET ETA
5:55 AM 10 [46] 405 STILL ENRT DEER VALLEY AT LONE TREE
5:54 AM 9 [45] 1039 SAN RAMON PD ADV THEM LINE 44
5:47 AM 8 [34] SAN RAMON PD WILL ROLL TOW
5:46 AM 7 [32] REQ GOLDEN STATE FOR 1185 FOR THE MC
5:45 AM 6 [30] [Notification] [CHP]- SAN RAMON PD LL — ON DEER VALLEY BWTN MARSH CRK AND BALFOUR
5:44 AM 5 [27] FIRE 97 BIKE IS 50FT OF RDWY IN FIELD AND FIRE IS TENDING TO HIM NOW PER 19-M1
5:42 AM 4 [24] 19-M1 NB AT DEER VALLEY DOES NOT HAVE SIRENS ON MIGHT BE SO OR FIRE/1141
5:41 AM 3 [22] 404M FROM CLAYTON SIDE OF MARSH CREEK RD
5:35 AM 2 [11] FIRE ALREADY ENRT PER COCO SO RP CALLED THEM AND BRENTWOOD
5:35 AM 1 [10] 1039 FIRE – ALREADY ENRT
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4 COMMENTS

  1. This is just one more reason police officers, and fire should not commute with tax payer vehicles. I see this a lot and wonder who is paying the gas, mileage, and wear while commuting out of their designated jurisdiction. It’s not personal, I am very saddened by the accident and hopeful the officer recovers to one hundred percent.

  2. @American – I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with your comment. There are some essential reasons why certain sworn emergency responders commute using “*Code 3” equipped (*red lights & siren) agency-owned vehicles. I believe it should be up to each agency to ensure that a practical and clearly written policy is in place for this. The distance of the commute should be a factor. Also, this should only be done when truly necessary (not just for convenience.) The overseeing body for the agency (City Council or Board of Supervisors) should review and have input (with transparency and public comment.) Many personnel on special assignments do require 24-hour access to “marked” or “unmarked” emergency vehicles for responding back to the scene of a major incident within their jurisdiction immediately (responding Code 3). Motorcycle officers from most jurisdictions in Northern California have been allowed to take home their agency owned motorcycles for decades. However, you do point out some good concerns and this should probably be revisited by all agencies and their overseeing government bodies.

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