A man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle crashed into a car while attempting to pass it, leaving him with major, life-threatening injuries, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers said.
The crash happened at 12:55 p.m. when the 33-year-old man, who has not been identified, was riding his 2015 Harley Davidson westbound on Dye Road, approaching the intersection at Duraznitos Road.
At the same time, a 28-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a 2011 Toyota Tacoma heading westbound on Dye Road directly in front of the motorcycle, officers said. An 18-year-old passenger was sitting in the passenger seat.
As the driver of the Toyota began to slow to make a left turn, the motorcyclist attempted to pass the car on the left, crossing the solid double yellow lines, officers said.
The Toyota began to make the turn and the motorcyclist hit the car, authorities say.
The impact sent the motorcyclist flying, CHP officials said; he landed onto the dirt shoulder of the road.
The motorcyclist suffered major, life-threatening injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Palomar Hospital.
Both people inside the Toyota suffered minor injuries. They were taken via ambulance to Palomar Hospital.
The crash is under investigation. It appears alcohol and drugs were not a factor, authorities said.
No other information was immediately available.