On October 16, 2019 at 4:38 PM, Escondido Police and Fire responded to a report of a motorcycle versus vehicle collision in the 200 block of W. Washington Avenue in Escondido.
A white 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by an adult female resident of Escondido, was traveling east in the number one lane of Washington Avenue when she began to move into the two-way left turn lane. A motorcycle passed her on the driver side while also traveling east on Washington Avenue. The motorcyclist, an adult male resident of Escondido, collided with the Jetta’s left side view mirror and front quarter panel. The motorcycle continued east and subsequently collided into the rear of a white Ford F-250 pick-up which had been stopped in the two-way left turn lane in pre paration of turning into a parking lot at the corner of Escondido Boulevard and Washington Ave. The motorcyclist was ejected and landed approximately 15 feet away from the second collision area.
The driver of the white F-250 pick-up fled the scene prior to police arrival. The driver is described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 35-40 years old with a mustache and wearing a gray t-shirt and baseball cap. The pick-up is described as a 2000-2006 model with two shovels standing up in the rear bed area, possibly a single cab. The vehicle was also occupied by a Hispanic female adult and small child.
The motorcyclist was transported to Palomar Medical Center with serious injuries and is in critical condition. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision and neither alcohol nor drugs are not considered to be a factor in the cause of this collision.
Officer Frank Huston of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division is the lead investigator. Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact Officer Huston at (760) 839-4423.