A 51-year-old male was riding in the #1 lane in the 4600 block of Nimitz Boulevard when he allegedly struck a 45-year-old bicyclist who was attempting to cross Nimitz Boulevard at about 3:30 AM on Friday, June 22, 2018. The bicyclist was headed from west to east while the motorcyclist was southbound.
Police got the call to respond to the scene with both individuals being transported to area hospitals. The motorcyclist’s injuries were believed to be minor, but the bicyclist received a broken jaw, broken nose, and abrasions. While authorities did not release where the bicyclist was taken, the motorcyclist was taken to the University of California San Diego Medical Center where he was treated for road rash. It is believed that both the bicyclist and the motorcyclist will make a full recovery, according to the San Diego Police Department who is handling the investigation.
While the investigation was ongoing, the police department kept the intersection completely shut down for over four hours, and they had the #1 lane barricaded for another 90 minutes.