Carlsbad CA— This morning, November 15, at 7:43 a.m., a Carlsbad Police Department Sergeant was on a traffic stop on Solamar Drive east of Carlsbad Blvd. At that time the Sergeant heard a collision between a motorcyclist and a sedan at the intersection of Solamar Drive and Carlsbad Blvd. The Sergeant responded and provided medical aid for the injured motorcyclist while waiting for an ambulance and fire department resources to respond. Carlsbad Fire Department personnel responded and assumed the medical treatment of the injured motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with major injuries.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that the sedan was driving northbound on Carlsbad Blvd. and was turning right onto eastbound Solamar Drive. The motorcyclist was also driving northbound on Carlsbad Blvd. The motorcyclist collided with the passenger side of the sedan while the sedan was making the right turn. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle.
The driver of the 2014 Ford Focus sedan has been identified as a 50-year-old male who resides in England. The motorcyclist who was riding a 2007 Suzuki motorcycle is believed to be a 27-year-old male who resides in Carlsbad.
Traffic investigators are still at the scene investigating. Alcohol intoxication is not suspected to be involved in the collision.
Northbound Carlsbad Blvd. is closed between Island Way and Solamar Drive. The investigation and scene cleanup is expected to take a few hours. The roadway will be reopened as soon as the investigation and cleanup is completed.