On February 10 at 4:47 PM, Escondido Police, and Fire personnel responded to a report of a collision in the area of Washington Avenue and Hickory Street. Emergency personnel arrived and discovered a 53-year-old injured motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was transported to Palomar Medical Center for treatment.
Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene, the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Washington Avenue at or below the posted speed limit. A vehicle attempted to make a left turn from a private driveway at 412 E. Washington Avenue. The motorcyclist struck the vehicle and was ejected from the bike.
The motorcyclist, a San Diego resident, suffered significant lower extremity fractures and is currently undergoing surgery. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene and was not identified. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark green Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar vehicle. The vehicle has black primer paint spots and missing or damaged front-end equipment.
The Escondido Police Department is asking anyone who witnessed the accident or has information about the driver who fled, to come forward. Officer Frank Huston is the investigating officer and can be reached at 760-839-4423.