Rider Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Highway 125 [La Mesa, CA]
31-Year-Old Man Killed in La Mesa Motorcycle Crash on Highway 125
LA MESA, CA (January 16, 2020) — A motorcycle crash on Highway 125 left a rider dead during the Tuesday morning rush hour.
The authorities said the victim was a 31-year-old Lemon Grove man. They withheld the name of the motorcyclist pending notification of next of kin.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was riding a 2013 Suzuki GW250 northbound on the highway at high speed. He was traveling between vehicles in stop-and-go traffic when he clipped a 2012 Dodge Challenger near Spring Street in La Mesa at about 7:30 a.m.
The motorcycle subsequently rear-ended a 2014 Toyota Corolla then crashed to the ground. The impact hurled the rider onto the roadway. He was wearing a helmet as per the officials.
Emergency responders transported the motorcyclist to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. He died at the hospital.
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, state law does not prohibit lane splitting. It is a common practice of motorcycle riders to pass other vehicles traveling in the same direction within the same lane.
We extend our sincerest sympathies to the loved ones of the victim.
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