A female motorcycle rider was hospitalized in serious condition after colliding with a pickup truck on State Route 52 late Tuesday night in San Diego.
According to local police, the crash was reported just before 9 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of SR-52 just west of Mast Boulevard where an on duty officer witnessed a pickup truck and a motorcycle attempting to merge into the same lane at the same time.
The crash knocked the rider off of her bike and onto the shoulder of the freeway, where she tumbled several feet before coming to a stop. Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the woman with serious and traumatic injuries requiring immediate medical attention.
She was taken directly to Sharp Memorial Hospital where she is still listed in critical condition. It is still unknown if she is expected to survive the ordeal.
Both the driver and a passenger inside the pickup truck were uninjured in the crash. Police on the scene issued a field sobriety test to the driver, which he passed, ruling alcohol out as a factor in the crash.
A complete investigation in still ongoing, though it appears to be a simple matter of the pickup driver not seeing the motorcycle when attempting to change lanes. It is unknown if any criminal charges will be filled at this time.
Motorcycles can be extremely difficult to see if you are only looking out for other automobiles on the road when attempting to make lane changes or turns. You should always take special care to look out for these smaller vehicles as they can be easily lost or overlooked.
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