CHP investigates man shot, hit by cars after collision on I-80 in East Bay

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating a collision that happened late Saturday night on eastbound Interstate-80 that led to a man being shot at. 

Around 11:19 p.m., first responders arrived on the scene near the San Pablo Dam Road overpass.

Officials received reports of a crash involving a black Dodge Charger and a silver Honda Civic, and that a pedestrian, who may have been involved, was walking in the lanes. 

CHP arrived to find a man laying on top of the center divider with injuries from being hit by one or more cars.

The victim, who is a man from Hayward driving the black Dodge Charger, told officials that he was being chased by another car heading eastbound. He said both were driving ‘recklessly, and in and out of traffic.’

Officials say as the two cars passed San Pablo Dam Road overpass, the man collided with the Honda Civic who was driving in the right lane.

The victim says he drove another quarter of a mile before pulling over in the fast lane and got out of his car. 

Authorities believe that the victim started to walk on the shoulder when the driver of the Honda Civic got out of the car and began shooting at him. 

Officers say three to four shots were fired but one or two of the shots hit the victims leg. That is when he tried to get away by running across the eastbound lanes of traffic and was hit by an unknown car. 

The man was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for his major injuries. Officials say he is expected to make full recovery. 

“The westbound lanes of I-80 were shut down for approximately 45 minutes, while the eastbound lanes of I-80 were shut down for approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes,” with traffic diverted to the San Pablo Dam Road off-ramp, the CHP said.

CHP is asking for witnesses of the incident to contact them at (707) 917-4491. 

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