SAN DIEGO, CA — A 50-year-old man was seriously injured Monday afternoon when his motorcycle hit a car that was making a U-turn in San Diego’s Mission Bay, reports FOX5 San Diego.
San Diego Police responded to the scene in the 4200 block of Mission Bay Drive, shortly after 3:15 p.m.
According to authorities, a 72-year-old driver in a 2011 Chevrolet Impala was in a parked position near the road’s west curb when they began to make a U-turn. The victim, who was riding a 2003 Honda Magna, struck the Impala and was ejected from his bike.
The rider was rushed to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, including a collapsed lung and multiple rib fractures.
The driver of the Impala was not reported hurt.
An investigation was underway, but authorities have since determined that neither driver was impaired.
It is unclear at this time whether any charges are expected to be filed.
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