On April 1, at about 9:41 a.m. officers from the Escondido Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Broadway and Country Club Lane regarding a vehicle versus motorcycle collision. EPD officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later.
An off-duty paramedic witnessed the collision and provided first aid to the motorcyclist until the fire personnel arrived. Paramedics attempted life saving measures although the motorcyclist died at the scene.
Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, a 79-year-old Escondido resident, Gerald Burnham, was riding his 2008 Honda Goldwing trike eastbound on Country Club Lane. A 44-year-old male Escondido resident was driving his silver 2013 Toyota Prius southbound on Broadway. The vehicles collided in the intersection, ejecting the motorcyclist.
The motorcyclist was solo on the motorcycle. The driver of the Toyota was not injured. Alcohol or drug impairment is not a factor in this collision.
The traffic investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by Officer Mike Nelson of the Traffic Division. Witnesses are encouraged to call Officer Nelson at the above phone number.