A woman was ejected from her motorcycle and suffered major injuries after colliding with a vehicle on state Route 78 Saturday afternoon, California Highway Patrol said.
Authorities reported a 51-year-old female motorcyclist riding a 1992 Harley Davison eastbound on Highway 78, east of San Felipe Road, on March 16 around 12:20 p.m. As she approached a curve at an undetermined speed, a 20-year-old male was driving his 2004 Hyundai Sonata westbound on the road, approaching the same curve at about 40 miles per hour.
According to witness statements, the Hyundai and the motorcycle entered the curve at approximately the same time, with the motorcycling traveling on the double yellow lines. CHP said as the two vehicles began to pass each other, the motorcycle collided with the lower left driver’s side door of the Hyundai.
The motorcyclist, Shirly Frantum, from Upland, was ejected to the right and struck the ground in the eastbound lane, authorities said. She was transported via ambulance to Palomar Hospital with major injuries.
Matthew Hon, the driver of the Hyundai, reported no injuries.
CHP said Frantum was wearing a helmet and it's unlikely that alcohol or drugs were a factor in this accident.
This collision remains under investigation, according to authorities.