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Man Fatally Struck by Motorcycle in Fallbrook

A pedestrian in Fallbrook was hit by a motorcycle on Thursday night. The victim, an unidentified man, was crossing South Mission Road around 6:45 p.m., when he was struck by a motorcycle. Officer Jim Bettencourt, with the California Highway Patrol, said the collision happened just south of Clemmens Lane. He did remark that the pedestrian wasn’t using a crosswalk at the time of the crash. Witnesses stated that the motorcyclist was traveling at about 45 miles per hour when he hit the pedestrian. The motorcycle was a 1977 BMW R100. The unidentified pedestrian died on the scene.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the motorcyclist, a 62-year-old man from Fallbrook, was injured in the crash. He was immediately transported to the hospital, and his injuries were described as moderate. Officer Bettencourt said that alcohol and drugs didn’t appear to be factors in this tragic crash.

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