The motorcyclist, 30, was headed north on Cesar Chavez Parkway near National Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. July 14 when the driver of a southbound coupe turned ahead of him, according to a San Diego police and Crime Stoppers statement.
The rider collided with the car and was dragged a short distance, and the car’s driver headed east on Newton Avenue without stopping, authorities said.
The rider was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center to be treated for a severe head injury and a serious injury to his left leg, police said.
The vehicle being sought was described as gray or white and possibly a Nissan or Honda two-door with a rear spoiler. It may have a sticker on the right rear window.
Authorities said the car sustained heavy damage, especially to the driver’s side front bumper and grill. The car may also have red paint transfer from the motorcycle on the front bumper and passenger’s side and is missing its right front hubcap.
Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the hit-and-run driver or the vehicle was asked to call police at (858) 495-7800, or to contact San Diego Crimestoppers via web or phone, (888) 580-8477.
This is one in a series of recent serious motorcycle crashes. Other incidents in the past week, include a fatal crash on Interstate 15 –another hit and run– and one on Interstate 5 that left a Marine seriously injured.
– City News Service
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