By: Darwin BondGraham, eastbayexpress.com
In the morning of March 25, 2017, Elliott Van Fleet was riding his motorcycle westbound on 19th Street in Uptown Oakland. He was wearing a helmet and obeying all laws. He was heading toward Broadway, and the light was green. It was a day like any other, but everything for the 34-year-old Oakland resident was about to turn upside down.
As he crossed into the intersection of 19th and Broadway, an Oakland police SUV, its siren and lights flashing, sped through a red light heading northbound. The police car T-boned Van Fleet and his motorcycle, pinning him against the front of the SUV before flinging his body off the hood. His bike tumbled onto the sidewalk where Van Fleet also landed, his upper-torso dangling off the curb in a painful contortion.
It could easily have been a fatal wreck. The crash occurred just two weeks before Van Fleet’s planned wedding. But Van Fleet, who remained conscious and remarkably calm throughout the incident, survived, although he was seriously injured.
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