23-Year-Old Hospitalized after Vehicle Crash on North Melrose Drive

VISTA, CA (February 22, 2022) – On Monday, an unidentified rider suffered injuries in a truck collision on Melrose Drive.

The accident occurred around 11:00 a.m. in the 1400 block of North Melrose Drive.

Furthermore according to the Vista Sheriff’s Department, a 23-year-old man was riding his motorcycle when he collided with a box truck whose driver made a u-turn in front of him.

Moreover, ambulance crews transported the critically injured rider to Palomar Medical Center for further treatment.

Meanwhile, California Highway Patrol stated it did not appear that alcohol played a role in the crash at this time.

More details will be posted as soon as it becomes available to the public, authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.

When driving, it is important to keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Check all your mirrors and blind spots for motorcycles before merging with traffic or changing lanes, especially at intersections. Also, allow more following distance when behind a motorcycle. This gives them more time to react or stop in case of an emergency. If you are riding a motorcycle, do not underestimate the bike’s speed. Use hand and turn signals when you change lane or turn. To increase visibility, wear brightly colored clothes and reflective tape. Create safer roads and save lives by abiding by all traffic laws and observing safety precautions.

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