ESCONDIDO, CA — In a fatal incident in San Diego on December 17th, a 62-year-old La Mesa man lost his life when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle in Escondido, as confirmed by authorities on Monday.
The County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as Craig Arthur Jameson, determining that he succumbed to multiple blunt force injuries sustained in the accident.
California Highway Patrol Officer Jared Grieshaber provided details of the motorcycle crash in San Diego, stating that the collision occurred just after 11:30 a.m. on Highland Valley Road, east of Bandy Canyon Road. Jameson was riding a 2017 Yamaha FZ09 motorcycle towards east when the tragic incident unfolded.
According to Grieshaber, a 20-year-old man from San Marcos, driving a 2019 Toyota Camry, was exiting a residential driveway onto Highland Valley Road, intersecting with the path of the motorcycle. In an attempt to avoid a collision, Jameson “steered right but was unsuccessful, and the motorcycle crashed into the right front bumper of the Toyota.”
The impact ejected the rider, and both he and the motorcycle landed north of the northern edge of Highland Valley Road. Emergency services responded promptly, transporting Jameson to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries at the medical facility. The driver of the Toyota, a 20-year-old from San Marcos, emerged from the incident without injuries, as reported by Grieshaber.
Despite wearing a helmet, Jameson’s injuries proved fatal. Alcohol was ruled out as a contributing factor in the crash, and an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident is ongoing, according to Grieshaber.