Motorcyclist Suffers Major Injuries in Vista Car Accident
VISTA, Calif. (March 5, 2019) — A motorcyclist was injured Tuesday morning in a collision with a box truck and a vehicle on the southbound Interstate 15 Escondido Freeway.
The California Highway Patrol reported the crash at 7:42 a.m. between the motorcycle, another vehicle and the 5-ton box truck. The crash took place in the No. 2 lane where the rider’s right leg was run over by the truck. One witness told authorities that the motorcycle rider was splitting lanes and bounced off their vehicle and then went into the box truck. The rider was conscious after the crash, but unable to move his lower extremities, the CHP report said.
It’s unknown if the vehicle involved was changing lanes at the time of the collision, but police are investigating the crash to determine fault.
It is not illegal for motorcycle riders to split lanes, however, it can be risky, said Attorney James Johnson.
“Quite often a motorcyclist involved in a crash with other vehicles will be blamed for the collision,” Johnson said. “That’s why an independent investigation into what happened is important to ensure a fair resolution is achieved.”
The crash remains under investigation by police to determine fault.
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ORIGINAL 911 CHP DISPATCH REPORT
Incident: 00201 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: I15 S / OLD HWY 395 SO Loc Desc: I15 S / 1 MILE SO OLD HWY 395 Lat/Lon: 33.262617 -117.158832
8:08 AM 11  ^FCMS SB 15 JNO 76 ACTVTD ACCIDENT / AT OLD 395 / LEFT LANES BLOCKED
7:53 AM 10  1185 CPYS 1020
7:52 AM 9  92-A1 1097 #1 and #2 LNS BLKD, SB 15 1 MILE SO OLD 395
7:48 AM 8  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ADAMS 760-726-0550 FOR MC 20 OL
7:48 AM 7  92-22 1 1185 FOR MC
7:45 AM 6  [Notification] [CHP]-RP ON DUPE LOG ADVSD THAT THE MC RIDER WAS SPLITTING LANES AND BOUNCED OFF THE RP’S VEH AND WENT INTO THE BOX TRUCK – BLOCKING THE #1 and 2 LNS – RIDER IS CONCIOUS BUT UNABLE TO MOVE HIS LOWER EXTREMITIES [Shared]
7:44 AM 5  1039 CALFIRE SD VIA FIRE CC
7:43 AM 4  [Appended, 07:43:48]  BOX TRUCK VS MC #2 LN – RIDER ‘S RIGHT LEG WAS RAN OVER BY THE BOX TRUCK
7:43 AM 3  BLKG #1 LN
7:43 AM 2  CORR – MC VS 5 TON TK
7:42 AM 1  MC VS PU TK
7:44 AM 21 Unit Assigned
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