La Mesa Police cruiser
La Mesa Police cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries Monday when he failed to turn at an intersection and ended up in the parking lot of a La Mesa business, police said.

It happened shortly before 1:25 a.m. in the 8000 block of University Avenue, La Mesa Police Lt. Brian Stoney said.

A 56-year-old man riding a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle was traveling eastbound on University Avenue at a high speed when he approached the intersection at Baltimore Drive, failed to turn, left the roadway and crashed into the parking lot of a nearby business, Stoney said.

The motorcycle and the rider slid at least 100 feet before coming to rest against a chain link fence in the parking lot, Stoney said.

The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries, including several broken bones, Stoney said.

“Both speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in this collision,” Stoney said.

Officers from the La Mesa Police Department’s traffic division were investigating the crash.

–City News Service