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Two injured, two lanes closed in motorcycle accident on Highway 24

By scarney
Wednesday, August 12th, 2009 at 7:26 pm in Lafayette.

A motorcycle accident Tuesday afternoon left two people injured and blocked two lanes of eastbound Highway 24 for 30 minutes during commute hours.

Edileerto Arroyo, 46, of Bay Point, lost control of and crashed his motorcycle while weaving through traffic around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Arroyo suffered critical injuries, and police reported that he was not likely to survive. Miriam Artiga, 35, also of Bay Point, was riding on the back of the motorcycle and broke several bones in the crash.

The crash happened just past the Central Lafayette exit, but the lane blockage affected traffic past Berkeley, making the commute much longer for Lamorinda drivers.

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