Motorcyclist taken to ICU following collision


A 37-year-old man riding a Suzuki GSX motorcycle was taken to an intensive care unit around noon July 6 after a car pulled in front of him in the 1400 block of S. Coast Highway 101.

An 18-year-old male in a Volvo 240 was parked on the west side of Coast Highway 101. He then entered the southbound lane in front of the motorcyclist, who was traveling at about 30 mph in a 45 mph zone, according to a press release from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The motorcyclist didn’t have a chance to stop, colliding with the right front wheel of the Volvo, the release states. The rider was thrown from the motorcycle and skidded about 12 feet on the right side of his helmet.

The motorcyclist was admitted to an intensive care unit where he was under the care of a trauma surgeon for multiple broken ribs and lacerations to internal organs. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision.