Carlsbad Motorcyclist Dies After Tamarack Crash

Carlsbad police are investigating a traffic collision that killed a motorcyclist Monday evening who apparently cut off a larger vehicle.

At 8:14 p.m. Monday, the City of Carlsbad Police Department received a call regarding a traffic collision that had just occurred on Tamarack Avenue east of Skyline Drive.  

Upon investigation officers found a motorcyclist had been riding eastbound on Tamarack Avenue when he attempted to make a left hand turn onto northbound High Ridge Avenue.  As the motorcyclist rode into the westbound lanes of travel he collided with a vehicle.  The vehicle was traveling westbound on Tamarack Avenue.  The vehicle was driven by 53-year-old Jeffery Schneider of Carlsbad, who was not injured. 

The motorcyclist was transported to Tri-City Hospital where he later passed away from his injuries.  Release of the motorcyclist’s information is pending as the San Diego County Medical Examiner notifies family members.

The police department’s traffic division is investigating the collision.


Barbara Hays September 12, 2012 at 05:28 PM
So sad that someone had to die before action could be taken at what has been an extremely dangerous intersection for many years. Condolences to the man's family and all who are touched by his loss.
barbara segal September 13, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I, too, have been concerned about this intersection since moving here 6 years ago. I tried contacting the city to make it a 4 way stop, because of cars coming around the corners and speeding in both directions...I was told they had already checked this intersection out, and decided it didn't warrant any further action. Let's see what happens now. I will go out of my way to avoid this intersection..
Melissa September 13, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I also live in the neighborhood where the very next morning there were two groups of young people drag racing up the residential street parallel to Tamarack. The street the motorcyclist was trying to get to. They should put speed bumps in this neighborhood. My condolences to the family. If it was an error in judgement to turn safely, or the driver that hit him was speeding? I feel for both families. I wouldn't want to live the rest of my life knowing I took someone else's.
Kris September 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
I have lived in this neighborhood for over 20 years and I agree it is a dangerous intersection. I am sad that Alan's Harley won't be heard going up and down our street anymore. It is strangely quiet. My prayers to his family.
jack September 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I too used to see and or hear "Alan's motorcycle", my condolences to his family. I also should say that i am very concerned about this speeding issue, on this length of roadway. I walk with my young kids along the sidewalk where the accident occurred. At any time of day, if you stand there, you can observe vehicles barreling up Tamarack. With no exaggeration, it looks as if these vehicles will run right into! Tamarack needs flashing yellows, speed bumps, and occassional radar enforcement. Hopefully the police department reads these comments


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