Elderly woman hit, killed by motorcycle in Mira Mesa

SAN DIEGO – An 83-year-old woman walking across a street was killed and a 23-year-old motorcyclist was injured when the motorcycle struck the woman on a street in Mira Mesa, police said Wednesday.

The crash was reported at 8:05 p.m. Tuesday in the 10700 block of Camino Ruiz near Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.

The victim was walking east to west across Camino Ruiz, not in a crosswalk, when a 23-year-old man riding a 2017 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling southbound in the right lane on Camino Ruiz, Buttle said.

The woman stepped into the right lane after crossing over a raised island and the motorcyclist moved from the right lane to the middle lane, but struck the pedestrian there, Buttle said.

The woman died at the scene, Buttle said. Her name was not released pending family notification.

The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, Buttle said.

Department traffic division officers were investigating the collision.