OAKLAND -- A tree fell across both lanes of northbound Highway 13 on Monday night, causing two motorcycles to crash and closing the road for about 25 minutes, California Highway Patrol said.
The first motorcyclist crashed about 8 p.m. after swerving to avoid the tree, which fell just south of Lincoln Avenue, the CHP said. Shortly afterward, the second motorcyclist crashed into the tree.
Fire crews arrived within 10 minutes and used chain saws to clear the tree from the road. Both lanes reopened about 8:25 p.m., authorities said.
The CHP said the driver of the first motorcycle was transported to a hospital with minor injuries. The second motorcyclist was not injured.
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