Pickup Truck Strikes Motorcyclist in Downtown SD

Accdient happened at 4th Avenue and Broadway around 8:40 a.m. Friday

By Joseph M.D. Young
|  Saturday, Jan 21, 2012  |  Updated 1:03 PM PDT
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Pickup Truck Strikes Motorcyclist in Downtown SD

A 21-year-old motorcyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a pickup truck near the Civic Center in downtown on Friday morning, according to San Diego police.

The accident occurred at 4th Avenue and Broadway at about 8:40 a.m., police said.

The male victim was reportedly riding southbound on 4th Avenue when a 1979 Chevy pickup truck, headed eastbound, hit him.  The pickup truck was driven by a 23-year-old man, according to a report.

The accident left the motorcyclist with a broken hip, along with other injuries, police said.

The accident remains under investigation and it wasn't immediately clear if the driver was cited or arrested.

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