Publish Date: 2022/07/13
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A 27-year-old Temecula woman was seriously hurt late Tuesday afternoon in a motorcycle crash involving an SUV in Escondido, reports The San Diego Union-Tribune.
The wreck occurred on the northbound side of Interstate 15 near Gopher Canyon Road, north of the city, at around 4:10 p.m.
An early investigation by the California Highway Patrol shows the woman was riding a red Ducati sport motorcycle northbound between the two left lanes. At one point, a driver in an SUV abruptly changed lanes in her direct path, causing the motorcyclist to hit the back of the vehicle.
Officials said the driver of the SUV then fled northbound without stopping to render aid.
The rider suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and was rushed to an area hospital. As of Wednesday, the patient had undergone surgery but was said to be in a coma.
Authorities with the CHP asks anyone with information on the crash or the fleeing driver to call the Oceanside-area office at (760) 643-3400.
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