A woman crossing the street against a posted “Do Not Walk” sign in East Village suffered several fractures when she was struck by an oncoming motorcyclist, San Diego police said.
The collision happened just before 3 a.m. at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Broadway in downtown San Diego.
Police said the 55-year-old woman ignored a red traffic light and a “Do Not Walk” signal and illegally crossed 11th Avenue. At the same time, a motorcycle driven by a 22-year-old man was traveling northbound on the street and could not avoid hitting the woman, police said.
The impact left the pedestrian unconscious and with fractures to her left forearm, left leg and pelvis. She was taken to UCSD Medical Center for treatment.
At the scene, her belongings were left strewn about the street – including her purse and shoes, which flew off upon impact with the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was questioned by police and was visibly upset and shaken. He was not injured.
The collision is under investigation, but police said alcohol was not involved.