SAN DIEGO — A motorcyclist doing wheelies Saturday near Balboa Park was badly injured when he lost control and crashed, police said.
The unidentified 32-year-old man was seen riding a red 2010 Ducati motorcycle south on 2700 Florida Drive at 8:48 a.m. when his front tire hit the road after he came down from a wheelie, according to Officer Tony Martinez of the San Diego Police Department.
He was ejected from the motorcycle and came to rest in the northbound bicycle lane.
“The male sustained a ruptured spleen, lacerated kidney and abrasions to his right arm,” Martinez said.
He was taken to a hospital, where his injuries were considered life-threatening, Martinez said.
Traffic Division officers responded to the scene and will be handling the investigation.