RIVERSIDE (CBS) — A motorcyclist was injured Sunday after being hit by a luxury sport utility vehicle that sped off following the collision, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The motorcyclist was struck by a Cadillac Escalade at 3:30 p.m. while traveling westbound on the Riverside (91) Freeway just east of Madison Street, a CHP dispatcher said.

The biker suffered minor injuries and was taken to Riverside Community Hospital.

Authorities were searching for the hit-and-run driver.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Comments (3)
  1. Stephanie Davis says:

    Taking the motorcycle rider education course offered through the CHP made me a better, more cautious driver. People, please be aware of your blind spots. Slow down & share the road please!! Your giant SUVs are expensive & it sucks when they get scratched. Well, my Harley cost a lot of pretty pennies & well, my family would miss me too!!

  2. leroybrown says:

    Escalade drives have small weenies.

  3. Sharma says:

    The driver that was involved should not have left but the way motorcyclests drive between lanes is dangerous to all and it is not always the driver of the vehicle that is at fault.

    Many motorcycles have caused me make sudden moves because they come up so suddenly that it startles me. I’ve also seen motorcycles drive on the line for an extended time, I wanted to pass but the driver was taking up both lanes.

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