SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorcyclist was killed when his bike slammed into a pedestrian who was illegally wandering in and out of traffic on Interstate 5 at downtown San Diego, CHP officers said Sunday.
Information about the pedestrian's injuries or reason for being in the freeway lanes was not available, and CHP officers could only say that the motorcyclist who died at the scene was 58 years old.
CHP officers estimated the motorcycle rider was headed north at about 80 miles per hour when he struck a 22-year-old man who had been walking in and out of the freeway's northbound lanes, north of First Avenue, at about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, a CHP dispatcher said.
The motorcycle rider was thrown into traffic lanes, and hit by a Toyota vehicle driven by a 26-year-old man. That motorist told CHP officers he had thought he had hit a black plastic bag in the freeway, the dispatcher said.
The riderless bike careened down the freeway and was struck by a Honda vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man, the dispatcher said.
The two other motorists were not injured, the dispatcher said.