A devastating, fatal collision occurred yesterday afternoon involving a 55-year-old man from Oceanside. He was riding on his Triumph motorcycle, bobbing and weaving through vehicles as he passed them near State Route 76 in front of the Oak Knoll Campground. Witnesses told officers arriving on the scene that the crash happened around midnight, with one of these witnesses evening saying he experienced the motorcyclists reckless driving on the highway.
“He passed me,” the witness stated, “and even did it over the double-yellow line.”
it appears as if this behavior continued, leading to his untimely death. The motorcyclist tried to pass a Toyota Corolla, not seeing that the car ahead of him, the Corolla, was attempting to turn left, thus creating a recipe for a disaster collision. The motorcycle driven by the 55-year-old man impaled into the side of the 4-door, but the momentum of the cycle itself was left high enough to continue to slide underneath the car and out the other side.
When paramedics arrived to care for those involved in the accident, it was too late for the man driving the motorcycle. They attempted to do cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on him, but to no avail. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. There were two people inside of the Toyota Corolla, a 45-year-old woman who was the driver during the accident, and her passenger; neither of them were injured. Names have not been released, and it is being investigated on whether some form of inebriation was involved.
“Motorcyclist Killed Near North County Camp Ground” – NBC San Diego