Collision with Fire Truck Injures Motorcycle Rider in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (September 10, 2019) — A 59-year-old motorcyclist suffered injuries in a collision with a fire truck on Paradise Valley Road Thursday night.
The authorities said the fire engine is a San Miguel Fire and Rescue vehicle. It was responding to a medical emergency with lights and siren on when the accident occurred at around 8 p.m.
A 2012 Harley-Davidson was eastbound on Paradise Valley Road when the fire engine made a right-hand turn in his path into an apartment complex near Elkelton Boulevard. The motorcycle hit the side of the fire engine and slid underneath it. As a result, the rider got stuck under the vehicle.
It took the firefighters about 20 minutes to extricate the rider, identified only as a Spring Valley resident. The medics then took him to Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego with moderately serious leg trauma.
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