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Motorcyclist injured in fiery crash

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SAN DIEGO — A motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday in a fiery collision with a car on Interstate 5 in Logan Heights.

The northbound Yamaha two-wheeler crashed into a Chevrolet Camaro near the Coronado Bridge shortly after 9 a.m., the California Highway Patrol reported.

The 31-year-old rider fell onto the roadway as his motorcycle, stuck underneath the sedan, was dragged the length of several football fields and began burning, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

“Luckily, the guy wasn’t dragged with the motorcycle for 200 yards,” SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said.

An engine crew arrived a short time later and quickly doused the flames. Medics took the motorcyclist to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of significant but apparently non-life-threatening injuries, Luque said.

The man driving the Camaro was unharmed.

The accident left the northbound side of the freeway blocked for a time. All lanes were clear again by shortly after 10:30 a.m., the CHP reported.

5 comments

  • Ross Jurewitz

    It is such a relief that no one was killed in this accident because the aftermath pictures look very serious. Hope that all parties involved get back on their feet soon. As an attorney, I completely recommend that the parties or their families get advice from a legal professional. God bless.

  • Mike

    It's a Dodge Challenger coupe, not Chevy Camaro sedan.

    Dragged several football fields? That's hard to believe unless the car's driver didn't even try to brake. At 60mph, that car shouldn't take longer than 150 feet to stop, even without dragging motorcycle a underneath it. The police better ask a lot of questions.

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