A motorcycle struck a car that pulled into its path in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, leaving the rider in intensive care with broken ribs and other injuries, San Diego County sheriff’s officials said.
The 37-year-old rider of a 2002 Suzuki GSX 1300 motorcycle was headed south on South Coast Highway 101 near Verdi Avenue at about 15 miles per hour – under the speed limit – just prior to the crash. It happened shortly before noon Sunday, according to sheriff’s Cpl. Brenda Sipley.
The rider was thrown into the roadway and skidded about a dozen feet on the right side of his helmet before stopping face down about 50 feet from the point of impact, Sipley said.
Sipley said the rider was taken to a hospital and was under the care of a trauma surgeon for multiple broken ribs and lacerations to his internal organs.
Alcohol was not suspected in the crash, she said.
– City News Service
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