Authorities said today that a motorcyclist involved in a head-on collision yesterday, February 6, on East Mission Road escaped serious injury.
“He was lucky,” said Jim Bettencourt, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol.
In the collision, the man, who Bettencourt said is a Marine, was catapulted over the vehicle following the impact.
“He appeared to only have suffered road rash and moderate injuries; he was transported to Palomar Hospital for treatment,” said Bettencourt.
The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. and caused temporary closure of East Mission Road at Hamilton in both directions.
The CHP did not release the name of the motorcyclist or information on the other vehicle and driver involved. It is assumed the motorcyclist was the only person injured requiring medical treatment.
Head-on between motorcycle and other vehicle causes closure of East Mission Road; traffic being diverted at Stage Coach Lane
A head-on collision between a motorcycle and a vehicle shortly after 5 p.m. today (Wed., Feb. 6) has caused the temporary closure of East Mission Road at Hamilton in Fallbrook.
The California Highway Patrol is diverting traffic traveling eastbound onto Stage Coach Lane.
No additional information is available at this time from authorities.
Watch this website for more information as it becomes available.