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Collision Sends Two Motorcycle Riders to the Hospital

On January 27 at 5:49 p.m., Officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to area of Carlsbad Boulevard and Cerezo Drive regarding a report of a serious injury collision.

On arrival, officers found a motorcycle occupied by a male rider and a female passenger had gone down in the roadway and had collided with a vehicle.

The City of Carlsbad Fire Department arrived and provided advanced life support to both the male and the female motorcyclists. 

The male subject was flown by helicopter to an area hospital for life threatening injuries.  The female passenger was also transported to an area hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.  The occupants of the other vehicle were uninjured.   

The preliminary investigation suggests that the driver of the vehicle was attempting to make a U-turn and did not see the motorcycle approaching.   The motorcycle rider lost control and laid it down, causing himself and his passenger to be thrown from the motorcycle.  

The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and was fully cooperative.  Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision. 

The motorcycle rider was identified as a 41-year-old male from San Diego.  The female passenger was identified as a 35-year-old female, also from San Diego.  The driver of the other vehicle was identified as a 33-year-old male from Carlsbad.  

Traffic Officers responded to the scene to conduct a full investigation.   

For more information
Corporal Shaun Lawton, 760-931-2197 or shaun.lawton@carlsbadca.gov 

Police media contact
Jodee Reyes, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.reyes@carlsbadca.gov 

January 27, 2018