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Motorcyclist suffers serious leg injury in Clairemont crash

SAN DIEGO -- A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after a collision near Clairemont Mesa Boulevard Saturday, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The motorcycle rider and car collided around 7:18 p.m., at the intersection  of Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Luna Avenue, SDPD Sgt. Tyler Doherty reported.

The motorcyclist, a 66-year-old man, was headed westbound on Luna Avenue while the 25-year-old driver of a Ford Mustang was headed eastbound. Both were stopped at a red light. The driver of the Mustang did not yield during a left turn and pulled out in front of the motorcyclist who proceeded straight through the intersection. This is when the two collided, Sgt. Doherty said.

The driver of the Mustang was not injured and is cooperating with the investigation.  Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

Officers blocked traffic leading toward the scene of the crash, and California Highway Patrol blocked the off-ramp from eastbound state Route 52 to southbound Regents, the Union-Tribune reported. The roads will continue to be closed for a few more hours, according to SDPD.

The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital after the collision left him with a serious injury to his leg. The man lost a lot of blood, but is in stable condition, according to authorities.

No other information was immediately available. To read more of Pauline Repard's story for The San Diego Union-Tribune, click here.