A female moped rider was critically injured on Wednesday afternoon, September 12, in Point Loma. The woman, reportedly in her 20s, was "heading east on Coronado Avenue when she ran a stop sign at Catalina Boulevard and was hit" by a southbound Mercedes-Benz, according to Channel 8 News.
San Diego police closed off many streets around Catalina Boulevard, which threw the afternoon commute into turmoil and clogged many intersections along the route. Catalina Boulevard is a major traffic artery in the area, used by Navy and civilian employees as they commute to and from the military bases located at the tip of Point Loma.
The driver of the car was identified as a woman in her 40s, who was reportedly uninjured. The victim reportedly suffered severe head injuries and was rushed to the hospital at around 2:30 p.m. The black late-model Mercedes — its windshield bearing the imprint of the crash victim — was towed away at around 4 p.m.
The tow-truck driver who was hooking up the damaged Mercedes said he thought the rider had died.