Las Vegas police say motorcyclist with life-threatening injuries after Friday crash

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Published: Sep. 8, 2023 at 7:53 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcyclist Friday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at about 6:23 a.m. near Skye Village Road and Eagle Canyon Avenue.

Evidence at the scene, witness statements, and surveillance footage indicated that a 2022 Kia Soul was traveling east on Eagle Canyon Avenue in the single eastbound travel lane. According to police, the driver stopped at a stop sign on the west side of the intersection and traveled across Skye Village Road.

LVMPD says a 2009 Yamaha YZF-R6 motorcycle was traveling south on Skye Village Road at an excessive speed in the inside southbound travel lane while approaching the intersection. The motorcyclist failed to stop for a stop sign, entered the intersection, and hit the driver’s side of the Kia, according to police.

The driver of the motorcycle was transported to UMC Trauma with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Kia remained at the scene and showed no signs of impairment, according to police.

The crash remains under investigation.