1 Killed in San Diego Motorcycle Crash on State Route 79 near Palomar Mountain

San Diego Motorcycle Crash
San Diego, CA: Fatal Motorcycle Accident on SR-79

San Diego, California (August 22, 2021) – One person was killed Sunday afternoon in a traffic accident in San Diego, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The deadly crash occurred at around 3:27 p.m. on State Route 79 between Aguanga and Oak Grove near Palomar Mountain.

CHP said a truck and a motorcycle were involved in the collision. Details on what led up to the crash at this time are unknown.

Deadly Motorcycle Accident in San Diego

One person died in the crash. The name of the victim has not been disclosed pending notification of next of kin.

A SigAlert was issued, closing all lanes of the freeway in both directions.

Further details about the crash were not immediately provided.

The accident remains under investigation.

Motorcycle Accident

The safe riding of a motorcycle can help reduce the number of motorcycle accidents that happen every day. Motorcyclists should be aware of the safety challenges that riders face while on California roadways and know how to respond to them. Such challenges include; Risky motorcycle riding practices like weaving at unsafe speeds, downshifting, reduced visibility by other road users, size of the motorcycle compared to other vehicles, among others.

Tips for Safe Riding of Motorcycles

  • Ensure you are properly licensed before riding a motorcycle.
  • Practice how to operate a motorcycle properly.
  • Wear the proper protection.
  • Ride responsibly.