Motorcycle crash causes serious injuries in Kearny Mesa

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SAN DIEGO -- Police shut down two lanes of traffic after a motorcycle crash caused serious injuries Wednesday evening.

The collision between a motorcycle and an SUV happened around 6:45 p.m. on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard and Kearny Villa Road in Kearny Mesa. Officers shut down two westbound lanes of Clairemont Mesa while they investigated the crash and cleared the wreckage.

A 51-year-old man driving an SUV was turning onto westbound Clairemont Mesa Boulevard from northbound Kearny Villa Road when a 20-year-old man riding a motorcycle southbound on Kearny Villa Road traveled through the intersection and collided with the SUV, Buttle said.

The motorcyclist suffered a fractured femur in his right leg and a fractured radius in his right wrist, Buttle said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of the injuries, which were not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the SUV was uninjured and stayed at the scene to talk to investigators.

After more than an hour, all lanes reopened in the area.

Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

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