Motorcycle rider injured in accident
A man believed to be in his 40s was injured Monday evening after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle at the "Big Curve" intersection of 4th Avenue and 32nd Street.
Sgt. Jeff Ruby, of the Yuma Police Department, said the preliminary investigation indicated that both the vehicles had been traveling on 32nd Street when the accident occurred, with the motorcycle heading West and a van going East.
Ruby said the accident happened at 7:05 p.m. as the van went to turn left from the "Big Curve" on to 32nd Street and collided with the motorcycle.
"We did have some witneses who stayed at the scene and gave statement," Ruby said. "We are in the process of determining what the traffic signals were at the time."
The rider of the motorcycle is thought to have non life-threatening injuries and was transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center.
Traffic on 32nd Street was closed in both directions for about 45 minutes while paramedics treated the rider for his injuries and police conducted their investigation.
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