Motorcyclist hurt after rear-ending car

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SAN DIEGO — A 53-year-old motorcyclist rear-ended a sedan stopped in heavy traffic in Loma Portal Tuesday and suffered serious injuries, police said.

The rider was headed south in the left lane on Rosecrans Street during stop-and-go traffic about 6:45 a.m., San Diego police Officer Dan Lasher said. When southbound traffic stopped near Lytton Street, the motorcyclist struck the back of a 2001 Saturn, he said.

The rider suffered multiple broken ribs and a broken hip, Lasher said. He was taken to a hospital and was expected to recover.

Lasher said the sedan’s occupants were not injured.

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