Female Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt on Pershing Drive
Major injuries were reported from a woman who was involved in a motorcycle crash in San Diego.
Her bike collided with a vehicle on Wednesday, September 21st around 2:20 p.m.
The accident occurred within the 1900 block of Pershing Drive.
According to reports, the woman, 31, sideswiped a GMC pickup truck that was driven by a 75-year-old man.
Due to the impact, the woman suffered a pelvic fracture and was hospitalized.
No injuries were reported from the man.
An active investigation remains underway.
According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death.
Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:
- Wear proper protection
- Ride responsibly
- Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle
- Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle