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Dirt biker crashes into spectator at Lakeside off-road track

Posted: 8:49 PM, Jun 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-10 10:28:52-04
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Barona Oaks MX

LAKESIDE, Calif. (CNS) - A motocross rider had to be airlifted for medical treatment Sunday after hitting a bystander at Barona Oaks MX, an off-roading facility in Lakeside.

The Barona Fire Department responded to a call shortly after noon for two injured men at the 80-acre facility, where riders bring their own ATVs and dirt bikes.

The rider, who is in his 40s, lost control of his dirt bike during training runs around the track and struck the bystander, who is in his 60s, according to Barona Fire Capt. Jim Huson.

Friends of the bystander who was hit say he's well known, and often at the track to train riders.

The rider was airlifted from the scene, Huson said, while the bystander was transported in an ambulance.

No additional information was immediately available.