Drinking suspected in crash that injures motorcyclist

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BAY PARK – A motorcyclist was in critical condition Friday after being hit by a car in Bay Park Friday.

bay park accidnetSan Diego Police Officers say the driver of a black Audi tried making an illegal U-turn around 1:15 a.m. going southbound on Morena Boulevard. He hit the motorcyclist, causing him to slam into the car and was thrown from his bike.

Witnesses said the driver of the Audi drove away, but police spotted him a quarter mile away on Morena Boulevard and pulled him over.

The driver was detained. Officers say alcohol was a factor in the crash.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Morena Boulevard was shut down for 5 hours. It was reopened around 6 a.m.

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