CHP Reporting Death of Unsheltered Cyclist After Being Struck on I-580

Published On July 31, 2021 | By Rob Arias | Crime & Public Safety, Homelessness, In the Neighborhood, News & Commentary, Transit

The California Highway Patrol is reporting the death of a homeless individual who was struck on I-580 just west of W. MacArthur Blvd. The collision occurred on Friday July 30th at approximately 10:00 p.m.

CHP units responded to reports of a vehicle-versus-bicyclist collision, with additional reports of a body in the roadway. Upon arrival, Officers located an adult male lying in the #3 lane who had suffered fatal injuries.

CHP’s preliminary investigation indicated the unsheltered man was riding his bicycle in the #3 lane of I-580 when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The man was then subsequently struck by a second vehicle. Witnesses report the man was traveling westbound in eastbound lanes, in complete darkness, while wearing dark clothing.


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As a result of the collision and subsequent investigation, I-580 eastbound remained closed until approximately 11:39 p.m..

It is unknown if drugs or alcohol played a factor in this collision. The identity of the deceased has not been confirmed by the coroner this time.

This is one of a series of unrelated traffic deaths in the city in the past couple weeks including a motorcycle death on the 40th/Shellmound bridge on July 14 and a vehicle collision on July 16.

If you have any information regarding this collision, please call the California Highway Patrol’s tip line at 1-800-TELL-CHP or the Oakland Area at (510) 457-2875.

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MacArthur Fwy Exit 19A Yesterday 10:21:46 PM PDT

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is a third generation Californian and East Bay native who lived in Emeryville from 2003 to 2021. Rob founded The E'ville Eye in 2011 after being robbed at gunpoint and lamenting the lack of local news coverage. Rob's "day job" is as a creative professional.

One Response to CHP Reporting Death of Unsheltered Cyclist After Being Struck on I-580

  1. J M says:

    I’m assuming you mean a homeless person. I’ll rewrite the “woke” headline for you. Homeless person, high on drugs, riding a bicycle on I-580 has been killed by a car.

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