Motorcyclist critically injured, expected to survive

LA JOLLA (KUSI) – A 21-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after losing control of a motorcycle Saturday on a La Jolla street, authorities said.

It happened at 4:34 p.m. in the 3200 block of Torrey Pines Road, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

The man was traveling northbound on a 2014 Suzuki VZR 1800. “He locked up his rear wheel as he entered a curve in the roadway, lost control and `high-sided,”‘ Heims said.

The motorcyclist was ejected when the rear wheel locked, breaking his left clavicle and scapula, and suffering several other serious injuries, the officer said. Despite his injuries, he is expected to survive.

Categories: Traffic & Accidents