OAKLAND -- A motorcyclist suffered major injuries and one person was detained on suspicion of driving under influence in a hit-and-run collision that shut down Interstate 880 for nearly two hours Saturday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers responded to I-880 just south of Broadway at 1:33 p.m. for reports of a motorcyclist down on the freeway. The suspect vehicle, a van, had fled the scene, witnesses told the CHP.

Officers shut down several lanes on I-880 while they cleared the scene. Traffic was backed up well into San Leandro during the shut down, and even though the freeway was reopened around 3 p.m., drivers continued to experience significant delays in the area.

The motorcyclist was rushed to Highland Hospital in Oakland with major but unspecified injuries.

The suspect van was found near Castro and 12th streets and the driver has been detained on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the CHP.

Additional charges are also pending, the CHP added.

An update on the motorcyclist's condition was not immediately available.

Check back for updates.

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