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Motorcycle strikes and seriously injures pedestrian in Ocean Beach

Sunset Cliffs Boulevard at Voltaire Street
A pedestrian was struck and seriously injured by a motorcycle around 8:40 p.m. July 5 on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach, police said.
(Bing Maps/ Point Loma-OB Monthly)

San Diego police were searching for a motorcyclist who they said struck and seriously injured a pedestrian in Ocean Beach before fleeing the scene.

The crash happened around 8:40 p.m. July 5 on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Voltaire Street, Officer John Buttle said.

A man was riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle north on Sunset Cliffs in heavy traffic when several vehicles stopped in front of him at a red light at Voltaire, Buttle said.

The motorcyclist moved to the left and began passing the stopped vehicles when a 26-year-old man on the east side of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard began crossing the road between stopped vehicles and was struck by the motorcycle, the officer said.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital for treatment of a dislocated hip, Buttle said. The motorcyclist fled the scene, leaving his female passenger behind, the officer said.


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