Motorcycle Crash on Interstate 8 near Fairmont Avenue 

A motorcyclist and pickup truck collided Wednesday afternoon in San Diego within the eastbound lanes of the I-8 Freeway. 

The incident took place at 4:17 p.m. on February 16th, according to CHP. 

It is unclear at this time what led to the collision between the motorcycle and Toyota pickup. 

Upon impact, the rider ended up down in the center divider and the bike in the Nos. 1 & 2 lanes of the freeway. 

Paramedics provided aid at the scene to the motorcyclist. It is unknown whether or not they were hospitalized. 

The crash remains under investigation to determine fault.

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

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