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Friends Motorcycle Race Ends in Deadly Crash

After a long work week, people need to unwind. Some go to the bars or clubs, some go golfing, some sit at home and read. However, there’s always a few daredevils that like to get a little while or push the limits. As two co-workers decided to let loose by racing on a motorcycle and a car, things take a tragic turn. On Tuesday a motorcyclist crashed into a electrical box in the Miramar area. The motorcyclist died from his injuries. The police believe that he may have been racing with one of his co-workers at the time of the crash, according to the investigators.

The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has now identified the motorcyclist as Caleb Sanderson, who was just twenty-six years old.  According to the San Diego Police Sgt. Ron Glass, the fatal crash happened a little after 12:30 in the afternoon. The crash happened in the 8600 block of Miralani Drive and Camino Ruiz. The crash happened when the young motorcyclist lost control of his bike and then slammed into a nearby electrical box at a pretty high speed.

 Motorcyclist Taken to Hospital for Racing Crash Injuries

Caleb suffered some serious injuries in the crash. He was pronounced dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, not long after he arrived. Sgt. Glass stated that Caleb’s co-worker was driving on the same street in a car at the same time of the crash. He thinks that the pair may have been street racing, however the police are still working on proving that.

The Medical Examiner said that Caleb had tried to pass his friends vehicle at a pretty high speed. He failed to “negotiate” a curb and ended up crashing right into it. The motorcycle then drifted up on the sidewalk and then collided with the electrical box. Caleb was then ejected from the bike and then thrown into a nearby tree and a wooden sign. To the police’s knowledge, there were no other vehicles involved in the crash. The crash however is still under investigation at this time.


Daniel A. Gibalevich

DAG Law Firm

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