Motorcyclist critically injured popping wheelie
SAN DIEGO – A man was fighting for his life Tuesday morning after popping a wheelie on his motorcycle and crashing into a car in Logan Heights, police said.
The 23-year-old motorcyclist was heading south on South 32nd Street when he ran a red light at Oceanview Boulevard, investigators said. He crashed into a sedan while speeding through the intersection with his front wheel in the air.
The driver of the sedan told police he didn’t see the motorcycle because its headlight was shining into the air. He drove into the intersection after stopping at a stop sign, right into the path of the motorcycle .
The motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries to his head and body.
No one else was hurt in the crash.