At 5:50 pm, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District responded to a motorcycle crash that left one man being airlifted to a local hospital.
According to preliminary information, the motorcycle rider was traveling at a high-rate of speed when he collided with another vehicle at Laurel Road and Meadows Lane in the city of Oakley.
Upon arrival of Engine 53, the male was down in a yard after striking the vehicle and possibly hitting a tree. The incident caused the roadway to be shut down for a short-time as crews worked the incident. The male was ultimately transported by AMR to Creekside Park where he was airlifted to a local hospital.
While police were investigating the incident, a male, believed to be known to the motorcycle rider, picked up his bike and took off with it. Police gave pursuit to Old Oak Ct where they located the motorcycle and it was ultimately towed.
No further information was available.