A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A motorcyclist had to be flown to a hospital after striking a power pole Sunday on a state road in Pauma Valley.

The accident was first reported shortly before 1 p.m. at 16650 state Route 76, just west of Sams Mountain Road, said Juan Escobar of the California Highway Patrol.

The rider on the eastbound Harley-Davidson veered slightly left and avoided a westbound truck, but lost control and clipped a different vehicle. The victim then struck a power pole and was ejected, Escobar said.

The unidentified motorcyclist was transported to Palomar Hospital for treatment, according to Cal Fire.

The CHP is investigating the accident.

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