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3 people injured after motorcyclist pulls 'wheelie' in Gaslamp District, flees scene

Posted at 7:13 AM, Jan 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-26 10:13:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Three people were injured after a motorcyclist did a wheelie and lost control in the Gaslamp District, before fleeing the scene.

The motorcyclist pulled the maneuver heading westbound in the 400 block of F Street just after 7 p.m. Friday when he lost control, San Diego Police said.

The driver and a 32-year-old female passenger fell off the motorcycle as the motorcycle continued and struck two pedestrians at the corner of 4th Avenue and F St., police said.

The motorcyclist, described only as a Hispanic male, fled the scene, leaving the motorcycle behind.

The passenger was taken to a nearby hospital complaining of pain. A 21-year-old male pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle and laceration to his knee. The other pedestrian, a 55-year-old female, was taken to the hospital with a broken right elbow.

San Diego Police Traffic Division said the investigation was ongoing.