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ESCONDIDO, Calif. –  A speeding motorcyclist suffered severe head trauma after colliding with a truck in Escondido Thursday.

The 22-year-old motorcyclist crashed into a Toyota 4Runner at the intersection of Leslie Lane and N. Broadway around 9:15 p.m., according to police. The motorcyclist was ejected and transported to Palomar Medical Center.

The collision caused the 4Runner to flip on its side, but the 59-year-old driver was not hurt.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the crash, authorities said.

The crash remained under investigation. Any additional witnesses were asked to call Officer Steve Braucht of the Traffic Division at 760-839-4482.