A speeding motorcyclist being pursued by police in Rancho Penasquitos died Saturday when he collided with a car that rolled over and crushed him.
According to San Diego police, the 23-year-old man was speeding west on Carmel Mountain Road at an estimated 90 m.p.h. when a patrol car took up the chase. When the cyclist slowed for a red light at an intersection, the pursuing officers ordered him to pull over.
Instead, the cyclist, identified as David Vincent Ingrande of San Diego by the county Medical Examiner’s Office, made a U-turn and sped east with the police in pursuit. At an on-ramp to Interstate 15, Ingrande ran a red light, striking a station wagon that was making a left turn onto the freeway ramp.
Police said the force of the collision threw Ingrande off his motorcycle and caused the car to overturn, crushing him.
The driver of the car, Kristin Raynor of San Diego, was not seriously injured, police said, but her 4-year-old son, Justin, riding in a car-seat in the back, was taken by Life Flight helicopter to Children’s Hospital.
Hospital spokesman Mark Morelli said the injured boy was in critical condition and on life support systems Saturday night, suffering from severe head injuries and multiple facial cuts and bruises. Morelli added that the boy was riding in a child seat, which probably saved his life.
Police said that Ingrande was driving on a suspended license.