Traffic backed up at the southbound Interstate 5 Palm Avenue exit Friday afternoon after two separate accidents, including one in which a bicycle rider was hit by a car near the corner of Palm and Saturn Boulevard, authorities said.
A woman was riding her bike against traffic around 1:30 p.m. near the Southland Plaza Shopping Center when she was hit by the car and trapped underneath the vehicle for a period of time, according to a San Diego Police Department watch commander.
The unidentified woman suffered head injuries and was transported to the hospital.
In a separate incident about 2:45 p.m. near the Palm Avenue exit on Interstate 5, a woman on a motorcycle was hit by a Ford Expedition, said Larry Landeros with California Highway Patrol. The motorcycle would land on top of her, and she suffered injuries to her legs.