Motorcyclist Collides with SUV in Northeast Valley

Las Vegas Police reported a major injury collision involving a motorcycle on Sunday evening. 

The crash occurred around 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Owens Avenue and Linn Lane. 

According to reports, the rider was traveling east when it collided with an SUV that was making a left turn.

The accident occurred in the northeast valley.

Police identified the motorcyclist as a 58-year-old man from Las Vegas. He was transported to University Medical Center for treatment of major injuries.

Additionally, the 21-year-old female driver of the SUV, was left unharmed.

The accident remains under investigation.

It is typically those who are making a left turn that are considered to be at fault in an accident. They must yield to oncoming traffic. 

According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death. 

Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:

  • Wear proper protection
  • Ride responsibly 
  • Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle 
  • Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle

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