CHP SEEKS WITNESSES TO FATAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT NOV. 7 ON I-8 NEAR LA MESA

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East County News Service

November 14, 2018 (La Mesa) -- On November 7, 2018 at approximately 5:09 a.m., a 65-year-old man from Ramona was riding a 2017 Yamaha motorcycle on Interstate 8 westbound, east of Severin Drive, preparing to transition to State Route-125.  “At that time, it is suspected the motorcycle rider collided with another vehicle, causing the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle and come to rest within the traffic lanes.  The rider was subsequently hit by a white BMW sedan, as he lay in the roadway.  As a result of the collisions, the rider sustained fatal injuries,” says Officer Travis Garrow with the California Highway Patrol.

The medical examiner was notified, responded to the collision scene, and took possession of the deceased. 

The driver of the white BMW stopped at the collision scene and was identified; however, the initial vehicle the motorcycle rider may have collided with remains unknown.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.  Drugs or alcohol are not suspected to be a factor. 

If you can provide any information regarding the events that caused the rider to be ejected from his motorcycle and come to rest within the traffic lanes, please contact Officer Travis Garrow at (619) 401-2000.