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Motorcyclist Injured in Collision with DUI Driver

Oceanside CA— Last night, Wednesday, June 28, 2017, just before 9:30pm, Oceanside Police Officers responded to several 9-1-1 calls reporting a collision involving a motorcycle and a truck at El Camino Real and Mission Ave.

Officers and Paramedics arrived on scene to find the 25-year-old motorcycle rider down and unconscious. The motorcycle rider was immediately transported to a local area hospital due to his serious injuries. The condition of the motorcyclist, whose name has not been released, is unknown at this time.

The driver of the truck was detained and after an investigation was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

According to several witnesses and evidence at the scene, the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on El Camino Real approaching a green light at the intersection with Mission Ave. As the motorcyclist entered the intersection, a Dodge truck traveling westbound on Mission Ave. turned northbound onto El Camino Real, after stopping for the red light, into the path of the motorcyclist. The Motorcyclist tried to stop but instead collided with the driver side of the truck, ejecting the motorcyclist.

The driver of the truck, 59-year-old Kennith Allen, was arrested for felony DUI with serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. The Oceanside Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team is conducting the investigation.

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigator David Paul at (760) 435-4431.