Two men riding motorized scooters suffered serious injuries in two separate incidents in Mission Beach late last night and early this morning, police said Sunday.
In the first incident, a 39-year-old man received severe head injuries when he fell off a scooter he had been riding a little before 10 p.m. Saturday in the 3300 block of Oceanfront Walk, said Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
The rider veered to his right for an unknown reason and fell off his scooter, Heims said. He was taken to an area hospital with life- threatening injuries.
The next crash happened less than three hours later and under a mile away. Around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a 62-year-old man apparently lost control of his motorized scooter in the 3800 block of Bayside Walk and crashed into a sidewalk, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
The force of the crash caused the man to suffer a neck fracture and facial abrasions.
Traffic detectives were investigating both crashes.