Motorcycle Crashes Close Lanes of SR 78

A group of motorcycles reported to be driving recklessly was involved in a crash late Saturday morning.

Traffic headed toward Carlsbad and Oceanside on westbound state Route 78 was blocked late Saturday morning and afternoon after a group of motorcyclists was involved in a collision near Vista Village Drive, according to the Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 11:25 a.m., and a SigAlert was issued around 20 minutes later, according to CHP dispatchers. People reporting the crash told the CHP that the motorcyclists were traveling between 100 mph and 120 mph prior to the crash, and were also popping wheelies and doing other tricks.

It was unclear how many motorcycles and other vehicles were involved or if there were any injuries. All westbound lanes were blocked for a time, according to the CHP.

All lanes were reported cleared at 12:20 p.m., and the SigAlert was cancelled five minutes later, according to the CHP.

No other details have been released. Patch will update this story as more information is available.


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