A motorcycle rider died Tuesday night after crashing his motorcycle into the rear of a sport utility vehicle.
A 25-year-old Henderson man was riding a 2004 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle eastbound on West Lake Mead Parkway approaching the intersection at Industrial Park Road at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday when he hit a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer, which was turning southbound onto Industrial Park Road.
The driver of the Trailblazer did not see oncoming traffic including the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist stuck the Trailblazer on the right rear side and came to a stop a short distance away.
The motorcycle rider, who was the sole occupant, was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. He was wearing a helmet.
A preliminary investigation indicated that the Trailblazer driver failed to yield at the intersection, and the motorcyclist’s speed may be a factor in the crash.
The roadway was closed for two hours while fatal accident investigators conducted their investigation.
The 69-year-old male driver from Henderson was uninjured. He voluntarily submitted to blood testing, but did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name after he has been positively identified and his family has been notified.
The man’s death was the first traffic-related fatality in Henderson this year.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
Witness says car was making a uturn when he hit motorcycle. Cyclist then flew off bike and didn't move. @KTNV pic.twitter.com/BZRaIZ9ZKj
— Lesley Marin (@lesleymarin) January 13, 2016