A San Diego police cruiser
A San Diego police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A biker on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle suffered life-threatening head and facial injuries Saturday night in a crash with a Kia Optima in the Chollas View neighborhood of San Diego.

The crash occurred at 9:25 p.m. on Market Street at Interstate 805, according to San Diego Police officer Robert Heims.

A 42-year-old man was riding a Harley-Davidson eastbound on Market Street in the No. 1 lane as a 25-year-old man in the Kia was on the northbound 805 offramp, Heims said.

“The Optima turned into the No. 1 lane of eastbound Market Street,” he said. “The motorcyclist tried to stop and couldn’t. He laid the motorcycle down and slid into the Optima.”

Paramedics rushed the motorcyclist to the hospital with head and facial injuries. Alcohol and drugs were not considered factors in the crash.

—  City News Service

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Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.