A motorcyclist was ejected from his bike after it lost power and was clipped by a Hummer SUV on the southbound I-15 at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 19.
According to California Highway Patrol officer L. Sergent, the motorcyclist, a 34-year-old male from Escondido, was driving a Honda at approximately 75 mph when his motorcycle lost power. In an attempt to move his vehicle to the right shoulder, the motorcyclist began changing lanes as his vehicle slowed down.
As the motorcyclist entered the third lane, the rear of his bike was hit by a 2003 Hummer, driven by a 51-year-old female Winchester resident at approximately 60 mph.
The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the freeway, partially severing his leg.
Citizens that witnessed the collision stopped traffic, pulled the motorcyclist to the right shoulder, and called for medical aid.
The motorcyclist was transported by Mercy Air to Scripps Memorial Hospital. The Hummer’s driver was unharmed.
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