Several motorcycle riders injured in collision with car
Several motorcycle riders were injured, including two who sustained life-threatening injuries, when a car reportedly pulled out in front of them Saturday night at the intersection of 32nd Street and Pacific Avenue.
According to Yuma police, officers responded to the intersection at about 11:04 p.m. for a report of an injury traffic collision involving one car and several motorcycles.
The preliminary investigation indicates that a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by a 27-year-old woman was eastbound on 32nd Street. Upon reaching the intersection with Pacific Avenue, the Eclipse turned left onto Pacific in front of four motorcycles that were traveling west on 32nd Street.
The two lead motorcycles, both occupied by male drivers and female passengers, collided with the front passenger side of Eclipse, causing the motorcycle riders to be thrown. The second pair of motorcycles, also each with a rider and passenger, attempted to avoid the collision by laying their motorcycles down in the roadway.
Yuma police report that two of the motorcycle riders were flown to Las Vegas hospitals for life-threatening injuries. The other injured riders were transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center for treatment. All of the riders are reportedly from Las Vegas.
The driver of Eclipse was evaluated and released on scene by Yuma Fire Department personnel. Names of the involved subjects have not been released.
At this time, officials said, alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the incident. YPD asks anyone with any information about this case to call 783-4421, or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.