Motorcyclist seriously hurt after crashing into parking lot gate in Mission Beach

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San Diego police said the crash happened on North Jetty Road near Mission Boulevard about 2:30 a.m. Sunday


A 21-year-old man was seriously injured when he crashed a motorcycle into a parking lot gate in Mission Beach early Sunday, San Diego police said.

The rider was headed west on North Jetty Road near the southern end of Mission Boulevard at a high rate of speed and failed to notice the gate was closed, police Officer Sarah Foster said.

The rider unsuccessfully tried to stop. He crashed into the gate about 2:30 a.m.

He suffered multiple fractures to his left leg and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police said he was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.