Motorcyclist Struck Twice in North County

A car and truck hit a 21-year-old motorcyclist near Escondido Tuesday morning

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    A 21-year-old motorcyclist sustained major injuries when he was hit twice by two separate vehicles near Escondido Tuesday morning, according to California Highway Patrol.

    Edgar Hernandez-Rodriguez was riding his motorcycle around 5:50 a.m. when he was struck by a car, then hit by truck while lying injured on the road.

    Michael Maclean, 29, allegedly failed to stop at the intersection and his 2003 Saturn slammed into the motorcycle, CHP officer Chris Parent said in a statement. Another vehicle crashed into the Saturn as it spun into the southbound lane of Bear Valley Parkway.

    The impact caused Hernarndez-Rodriguez to be ejected from the motorcycle and land on the road near Bear Valley Parkway and Birch Avenue.

    As Hernandez-Rodriguez lied injured in the road, the driver of a 2003 Dodge Dakota, 41-year-old Matthew Bertrand, struck him 8 minutes after the initial accident, Parent said.

    Bystanders at the collision site attempted to wave down the driver, but Bertrand failed to stop.

    Hernandez-Rodriguez was taken to Palomar Medical Center where he remains in critical condition.