MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN CRASH ON I-8 AT 125

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October 22, 2013 (La Mesa) – A motorcyclist suffered a fractured arm and abrasions when he was struck from behind in a three-vehicle collision at 3:43 p.m. today at the junction of Interstate 8 and State Route 94.

According to the CHP, an Acura Integra driven by a 21-year-old from Spring Valley traveling westbound on I-8 was attempting to take a transition road to southbound 125 when traffic came to an abrupt stop. The driver swerved and skidded into the next lane, striking a Honda Magna motorcycle from behind and ejecting its driver onto the roadway.  The Acura also struck a Suburban driven by a 59-year-old Bonita man.

Two lanes of traffic were blocked temporarily by the crash.  The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Sharp Memorial Hospital. The other two drivers were not injured.

The other two parties were not injured.  The collision is under investigation, and it appears alcohol and or drugs were not a factor, said Officer Kevin Pearlstein.