October 8, 2013
A 31-year-old motorcycle rider was seriously, though not critically injured yesterday in Logan Heights when he crashed his Yamaha motorcycle into a Chevy Camaro.
The accident occurred on the northbound side of the I-5 near the Coronado Bridge at around 9 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.
Fortunately for the rider, it was his bike and not himself that was dragged by the car for about 200 yards down the tarmac.
The heat generated caused both the motorcycle and the car to burst into flames, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Fire crews soon arrived on-scene and extinguished the flames. The motorcyclist was taken to UCSD Medical Center for injuries that are said to be serious though not life-threatening.
The driver of the Camaro was not injured, and traffic, which was blocked temporarily, resumed again around 10:30 a.m.
Unfortunately we have not been provided the details of this incident and how they transpired. We can speculate though, that the injuries sustained were likely road rash, given their classification as serious but not life-threatening. Whatever the case, the San Diego motorcycle accident lawyers here at RiderzLaw wish the rider a quick recovery, and remind our readers to always use caution on the roadways, especially around larger vehicles.