A San Diego motorcycle police officer was undergoing surgery Wednesday afternoon after flying off his bike during a crash in San Marcos that left him in serious condition.
Officers received 911 calls from two homes along Borden Road and Palo Alto Court just before 6 a.m. reporting the crash involving a car and the SDPD motorcycle officer.
Alex Sanchez says his wife made one of those calls.
"She was really scared because it’s hard to see someone down,” said Sanchez.
Officer Bruce Byrd was on his way to work when he collided with a car driving into the intersection. Byrd's motorcycle hit the car's left front door, according to deputies.
He was conscious immediately after the accident but had sustained major injuries to his leg, according to police.
San Diego County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the crash and said there were no witnesses. No drugs are alcohol were involved in the crash as well deputies said.
The motorcyclist had the right of way according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Sgt. Stephanie Gudrra.
The driver of the car, a 28-year old female, was not injured in the crash.
Gudrra did not know if the woman had been cited in the accident.
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