Motorcyclist killed, passenger injured in North Park hit-and-run crash

Victim ID'd as Seamus O'Bryan

SAN DIEGO - Authorities are searching for a driver accused in a hit-and-run crash in North Park that killed a 32-year-old motorcyclist early Friday morning.

The collision occurred at Granada and University avenues shortly after 12:30 a.m. It appeared that the car and the motorcycle were approaching each other when the westbound motorist made a left turn into the path of the eastbound motorcycle, SDPD Officer David Stafford said.

A witness told 10News that the car reversed and drove away following the crash.

The motorcyclist -- later identified by the Medical Examiner's Office as Seamus O'Bryan -- was pronounced dead at a trauma center. O'Bryan was a property master at the Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.

READ: Old Globe Theatre statment regarding O'Bryan's death http://bit.ly/1iW0aUi

A 31-year-old man who had been riding on the back of the motorcycle was treated at a hospital for scrapes, bruises and complaints of chest and leg pain, Stafford said.

A worker at a nearby bar hopped in a car and drove after the hit-and-run driver, but was unable to stop the driver. Meanwhile, a bouncer called 911 to get help.

"The injuries were really bad," said Michael Delisle. "When they finally got the helmet off his head, it was very traumatic. He was bleeding really, really bad and it wasn't a sight that anyone would want to see."

One of the witnesses 10News spoke to let out a big sigh when asked what he saw. After a long pause, he just looked down and shook his head.

The vehicle was described as a white or light-colored four-door car, possible a Cadillac, with a male driver.

Watch O'Bryan perform for some actors and production crew members at the Old Globe (mobile users: http://bit.ly/1fv2RJo)

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