Motorcyclist Killed after Crashing into Pickup Truck near El Cajon Boulevard
EL CAJON, CA (April 23, 2018)– A motorcyclist was killed and his female passenger was seriously injured in a motorcycle and pickup collision on the 8 Freeway, early Monday evening.
The crash happened at 6:06 PM on the eastbound 8 Freeway, just east of El Cajon Boulevard. Witnesses reported that a 2016 Harley Davidson was speeding as it approached slower traffic, including a 2015 Toyota Tacoma driving at about 55 mph in one of the freeway’s middle lanes.
For an unknown reason, the motorcycle rear-ended the Toyota which caused the rider and the passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle. The rider and the passenger landed on the eastbound lanes and sustained major injuries.
The motorcyclist, a 55-year-old Oceanside man, was taken to the Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego where he succumbed to his injuries later on that night. The passenger, a 30-year-old woman from Summerville, South Carolina, and was taken to the Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego for treatment of major injuries. There is no update on her current medical condition. The 35-year-old San Diego man driving the Tacoma was not hurt in the collision.
CHP investigators are still investigating the incident to determine the exact cause of the crash. It is unclear whether or alcohol and drugs were contributing factors in the fatal accident.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the motorcycle rider killed in this tragic accident.
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