Motorcyclist injured after careening off freeway bridge

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — A motorcyclist careened off a freeway bridge in Escondido this morning and onto a city street below, suffering major injuries.

Witnesses told the California Highway Patrol that the rider lost control while changing lanes on southbound Interstate 15 near state Route 78, collided with a sedan, and then went off the side of the overpass shortly after 7:30 a.m.

The motorcycle came to a rest on the freeway, but the rider had fallen onto Washington Street, according to the CHP.

The rider was taken to a hospital, but a condition report was not immediately available, authorities said. No other injuries were reported.