San Diego

Motorcycle Crash Shuts Down Clairemont Mesa Off-Ramp on SR-52

A motorcyclist was severely hurt Saturday evening in a crash that shut down a busy off-ramp on state Route 52 for a time, according to the San Diego Police Department.

A car collided with the motorcyclist at the intersection of Luna Avenue and Regents Road around 7:20 p.m., police said.

The driver of the car and the motorcyclist both stopped for a red light on Luna Avenue, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said. The car was driving eastbound and the motorcyclist was heading eastbound.

Once the light turned green, the 25-year-old driver of the car turned left onto the path the motorcyclist, hitting him, Buttle said.

The 66-year-old male rider was transported to an area hospital with compound fractures, Sgt. Michael Tansey said. His injuries are considered life-threatening, Buttle said.

The off-ramp to Regents Road and Clairemont Mesa Boulevard from eastbound SR-52 was shut down as a precaution but reopened about three hours later.

The 25-year-man was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, Buttle said.

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