Military Officer Nicholas Merced Critical after Crash on Camp Pendleton in Oceanside
Oceanside, CA (September 23, 2022) – Early Monday morning, Nicholas Merced sustained critical injuries in a crash on Camp Pendleton.
The crash in Oceanside happened on September 19.
Reportedly, Merced was on his motorcycle, about five miles inside Camp Pendleton, headed to work as a military police officer, when he collided with a car.
It happened when the other driver was coming the opposite way.
They stated they were attempting to make a turn and didn’t see him, and they T-boned him.
EMS airlifted Merced to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla.
Merced suffered an open pelvic fracture, along with fractures in his back, arm, knee, and feet. Complications have led to blood clots in his lungs, a heart attack, renal failure, and sepsis.
Currently, a fellow military wife set up a Gofundme campaign to help with medical and other expenses.
Nicholas Merced is a military police officer and father of six.
Further investigation into this crash is ongoing.
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