A motorcycle driver was hospitalized, a DUI suspect was in custody and traffic on Interstate Highway 880 took hours to clear in Oakland after a hit-and-run crash blocked three lanes of the northbound direction of the freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The crash, involving a motorcycle and at least one car -- the suspect's black mini van -- occurred around 1:30 p.m. on northbound Highway 880 just south of the Broadway exit, the CHP reported.
Three right lanes on the roadway were blocked as of 2:10 p.m., with the motorcycle reportedly down on the far right lane, according to the CHP.
A CHP official told KTVU that the motorcycle rider suffered major injuries in the accident and was taken to Highland Hospital to be treated. His condition unknown Saturday evening.
Thanks to witness description, the suspect's vehicle was reportedly found parked near the intersection of Castro and 12th streets around 10 minutes after the incident.
Not long after, the driver was taken into custody was reported to be intoxicated at the time of the arrest.
At 2:36 p.m., CHP issued a Sig Alert that was expected to be in place for the following 45 minutes. The Sig Alert was canceled at 2:57 p.m.
Drivers attempting to use the freeway were told to anticipate delays of 2 hours, according to CHP reports.
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