Police Officer Hurt in Motorcycle Collision in Oceanside
OCEANSIDE, CA (September 28, 2022) – Early Monday morning, officer Nicholas Merced was injured in a motorcycle crash on Camp Pendleton.
The collision happened on September 19th, about five miles inside of Camp Pendleton.
Per reports, Merced was riding a motorcycle in the area. For reasons unknown, the driver of a vehicle failed to see the motorcyclist, and t-boned him. The impact of the collision left the officer with serious injuries.
Responding officials airlifted 39-year-old Merced to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, where he remains in critical condition.
No further details regarding the Camp Pendleton motorcycle crash have been released to the public; however, an active investigation remains ongoing. Once available, further details will be provided.
In addition, friends and family of Officer Merced started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with medical expenses.
Motorcyclists rarely escape injury when an accident occurs. It is important to never underestimate the bike’s speed when you’re riding a motorcycle. Additionally, strictly follow traffic laws and the conditions of the road. For other drivers, do not tailgate a motorcyclist and maintain a safe following distance. Give motorcyclists a full traffic lane when you pass, as they too have equal rights on the road.
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