Scooter seriously injured after collision with car

SAN DIEGO — A 47-year-old man is fighting for his life after he crashed into a vehicle while riding a Bird scooter in the University City neighborhood, authorities said.

The collision happened around 2:19 p.m. in the 4100 block of Nobel Drive when the driver of the scooter on the east side of the road made a left (north) turn against a red arrow, hitting the front of a Hyundai Elantra traveling west, San Diego Police Department Officer John Buttle said in a statement.

Buttle says the scooter driver suffered life-threatening injuries including, but not limited to: significant soft tissue damage to the head and face, cervical fractures, and a fractured right femur.

No injuries were reported for the 58-year-old woman driving the Hyundai Elantra.

The collision is being investigated by SDPD traffic officers. He is not suspected of driving under the influence in the incident, Buttle confirmed.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to call Investigating Command or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.