Motorcyclist crashes during chase in Carmel Valley

A motorcyclist suspected of speeding crashed and was seriously injured while being chased March 13 by California Highway Patrol officers in Carmel Valley.

The suspect failed to yield and a pursuit was initiated just after 5 p.m. on Interstate 5 at Carmel Valley Road, said San Diego police Sgt. Brad O’Donnell.

The rider exited the freeway and continued evading pursuing officers on city streets, eventually losing control of the motorcycle and striking a curb and an occupied parked vehicle in the 12600 block of High Bluff Drive, O’Donnell said.

“The suspect sustained serious injuries including two compound leg fractures and internal injuries,’’ O’Donnell said.

The rider’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening, O’Donnell said, adding that the person in the parked vehicle suffered minor injuries.