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Motorcycle Clips Truck in Slow Traffic on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A motorcycle passenger suffered serious injuries and was flown via life flight to Scripps La Jolla Hospital Saturday after she and the driver were ejected from the motorcycle on southbound Interstate 5 north of Carlsbad, CHP officials said.

The crash happened about 2 p.m. between the two far right hand lanes of southbound I-5 just north of Aliso Creek Rest Area, CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

The 36-year-old male driver and his 30-year-old female passenger were riding a 2001 Yamaha R1 motorcycle between slow traffic in the two far right lanes when the bike clipped the rear of a Toyota Tundra truck in the far right lane, Bettencourt said.

The driver and his passenger were ejected from the motorcycle. The passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken via life flight to Scripps La Jolla Hospital while the driver suffered severe road rash, Bettencourt said.

The 32-year-old Huntington Beach man driving the 2007 Toyota Tundra and his passenger were both uninjured, Bettencourt said.

—City News Service

barbara segal February 18, 2014 at 08:31 PM
motorcycles zoom in and out, and too close to the cars, and it's surprising there aren't more motorcycle involved accidents.
BlueAngel2 February 19, 2014 at 01:48 AM
It seems like every day I hear about a motorcycle mishap or death. There should be laws for the way these riders weave in and out of traffic....they are NUTS!

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