The impact from a crash in Escondido Thursday night caused a rider to be thrown from his motorcycle and an SUV to overturn, investigators said.
The Escondido Police Department (EPD) said several callers reported the collision just after 9:15 p.m. at Broadway and Leslie Lane. According to witnesses, a man on a 2002 Honda CBR motorcycle was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on Broadway just as a driver in a Toyota 4Runner was making a left turn onto Leslie Lane.
The motorcyclist crashed into the SUV; the impact ejected the rider from the motorcycle and caused the 4Runner to overturn, police said.
The motorcyclist suffered severe head trauma and was rushed to Palomar Medical Center. He is 22 years old and a resident of Escondido, police said. His name was not released. The driver of the SUV, a 59-year-old Escondido resident, was not hurt in the crash.
EPD investigators said alcohol or drugs were not factors in the accident. The investigation is ongoing; anyone who saw the crash can reach out to the EPD’s tip line at (760) 743-TIPS.