A major thoroughfare in the San Diego area was recently closed when a motorcycle was struck by a semi-truck. That semi truck accident occurred in Otay Mesa, and the motorcyclist ultimately suffered fatal injuries. He was working on his bike on the side of the road when he was struck by a semi-truck recently after 5:30 pm.
The semi-truck was exiting state route 905 at the time of the incident and clipped the motorcyclist while he was on the side of the road, according to an investigation conducted by the San Diego Police Department. The victim was a 72-year-old man who was repairing a spark plug on his bike before he was run over.
Although the man was still alive at the scene of the incident, when he was transferred to Scripps Mercy Hospital, he passed away. The semi-truck driver remained at the scene and investigators believe that the semi-truck accident was caused by that driver making an unsafe turn.
As of the conclusion of that investigation, the semi-truck driver was named as at fault and could be facing additional misdemeanor charges, although alcohol or drugs were not suspected to be factors in the crash. A semi-truck accident is always dangerous, regardless of the other vehicle involved in the crash. However, certain parties like motorcyclists and pedestrians may be at risk for severe and life-changing injuries.