Motorcyclist Hospitalized after Major Crash at Busy Intersection

Jun 28, 2017   11:37 AM

San Angelo Police are investigating an early morning crash that sent a motorcyclist to a nearby hospital. 

Just after 8:00 a.m., San Angelo Police and Fire Department personnel were dispatched to the intersection of W. 19th Street and N. Bryant Boulevard for the report of a major motor vehicle crash with a motorcyclist pinned between a tractor truck and small passenger car.  

A preliminary investigation revealed the 2010 Honda motorcycle was traveling southbound on N. Bryant when it entered the intersection at 19th Street with a green light.  The driver of a 2011 Toyota Prius that was traveling westbound on 19th ran a red light at the intersection and T-boned the motorcycle, which was towing a small trailer.  The force of the collision caused the motorcycle and it’s trailer to spin around and collide with a 2016 Freightliner tractor truck that was stopped at the southwest corner of the intersection.  The Prius then spun around and collided with the motorcycle as well as the front bumper of a 2002 Toyota Camry that was also at the southwest corner of the intersection.  

The motorcyclist, a 60-year-old Carlsbad man, was transported to Shannon Medical Center with incapacitating injuries.  The driver of the Prius, a 68-year-old Sterling City woman, was assessed by medics at the scene and released.  The driver of the Camry, a 79-year-old San Angelo man, reported minor injury but refused treatment at the scene.  The 51-year-old driver of the Freightliner was not injured.  The Freightliner is owned by C & W Leasing out of Abilene, Texas. 

The driver of the Prius will be issued a citation for Disregarding Red Light. 

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