The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said that a 56-year-old Fontana, California man lost his life on Thursday evening, August 13th. Emelio Garcia rode a motorcycle that collided with a car near The Lakes Community, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Facts from the accident report disclosed that at about 5:55 p.m., the victim headed east on West Sahara Avenue in the left travel lane approaching a green light at South Lake Sahara Drive. At the same time, a 2006 Lexus GS, driven by Keenya Hegwood of Las Vegas, traveled west on West Sahara.
The woman was in the single left-turn lane approaching a flashing yellow left-turn signal at Lake Sahara. The Lexus turned left, into the path of the motorcycle, and the two-wheeled drive struck the right side of the vehicle.
The police said that Garcia sustained severe wounds and medics rushed him to University Medical Center. He remains in critical condition Friday morning, August 14th. Hegwood remained at the scene and displayed no signs of impairment. The investigation into the accident is ongoing, headed by the LVMPD Collision Investigation unit.
Auto-motorcycle collisions are not uncommon, and it mostly ends fatally for the motorcyclist due to the open design of the bike. Common injuries associated with crashes of this nature include intracranial bleeding, skull fractures, broken bones, concussions, fractures and ligament tears. Others are internal bleeding, organ damage, and road rash. Motorcyclists can prevent the preceding and above by putting safety above all else, and obeying the road’s rules.
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