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Motorcycle rider injured in rear-end collision with car
A 21-year-old motorcycle rider was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center on Monday afternoon following an accident on Highway 95 and County 16th Street.
According to Robby Rodriguez, spokesman for the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department, the accident happened at about 4:40 p.m. when a green motorcycle hit the rear end of a grey Ford Escape.
Rodriguez said the rider of the motorcycle, who was wearing his helmet, was alert and conscious when paramedics arrived, and was able to get himself up and walk off the roadway.
“He told paramedics he was traveling at a speed of 60 mph at the time of impact,” Rodriguez said. “He hit the vehicle pretty hard. The whole front end of the bike was smashed in.”
While the motorcycle rider had no visible external injuries, Rodriguez said paramedics transport him to the hospital emergency traffic due to possible internal injuries.
The driver of the Ford Escape was uninjured. The names of the motorcycle rider and the driver of the vehicle were available.
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