**Serious Injury Crash involving Motorcycles **
Yesterday, May 11th at approximately 1:05 p.m., Kingman Police responded to a serious injury crash involving a passenger car which struck two motorcycles, at I-40 and E. Andy Devine Ave. The Kingman Fire Department responded and provided medical aid to both of the male motorcyclists who were transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) by River Medical. One of the motorcyclists is 63 of Kingman who received serious injuries to his hip and leg was admitted to KRMC, and the second motorcyclist is 62 of Peoria, IL who received minor abrasions and was treated and released from the hospital.
The investigation revealed that two motorcyclists were driving Harley Davidsons in staggered formation westbound on E. Andy Devine Ave. in the “fast lane” entered the intersection at I-40 and E. Andy Devine Ave. when a 2014 Dodge Charger, driven by a 20 year old female of Lake Havasu City, failed to yield right of way turning in front of them. The motorcyclists struck the right rear quarter panel of the Dodge Charger.
Speed is not a factor in the crash; however, distraction is. The female was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way While Making a Left-Hand Turn. The motorcyclists were both wearing helmets.
**Minor Injury Crash Involving a Motorcycle**
Today, May 12th at approximately 12:15 p.m., Kingman Police responded to an injury crash involving passenger car and a motorcycle near the intersection of E. Andy Devine Ave. and Detroit Ave. A motorcyclist driving eastbound on E. Andy Devine Ave. saw a passenger vehicle starting to exit a private drive directly in front of him. The 53 year old Kingman man utilized his brakes to try to avoid a collision and laid down the bike on its side skidding to a stop. The maneuver caused the bike to stop before it struck the car. The car, a 1998 Toyota sedan, driven by a 21 year old Kingman female, failed to yield while exiting from a private drive from a nearby restaurant and stopped in the “slow lane” when she saw the motorcycle. The driver of the car was cited for Failure to Yield Right of Way from a Private Drive. The man, who was wearing a helmet and protective gear, received minor injuries.
With the warmer weather upon us, you may see more motorcyclists on the roadways. The Kingman Police Department would like to remind motorists to take extra precautions and look twice. Motorcycles blend in so keep an eye out for them. It can be difficult to judge the distance of a motorcycle, so wait until it passes. Taking just an extra second can save a life. #ShareTheRoad