June 6, 2014

A man was seriously injured on Wednesday after crashing his motorcycle near the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

The San Diego police say that the 73-year-old rider was eastbound about the 7000 block of Miramar Road just after 9:30 am. An attempted lane change resulted in him sideswiping the car next to him.

SDPD Officer Frank Cali says that the collision caused the rider to slide onto the roadway, resulting in severe internal injuries. He was then taken by emergency medical responders to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.

The driver of the passenger car, a 71-year-old man, was uninjured during the incident.

As motorcycle riders it’s easy for us to fall into the belief we’re fully aware of our environment and those around us. Usually it is the case that we are less susceptible to the blunders of the blind spot, but this is a story which suggests we are not impervious to losing our awareness. Too often it’s the one time you decide not to glance over your shoulder that can be the most damaging, especially given the vulnerabilities of motorcycle riding.

The San Bernardino motorcycle lawyers here at RiderzLaw wish a speedy recovery to the downed rider, and beg all our readers to stay safe out on the roadways.