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Motorcyclist stable after Saturday crash

Posted at 5:51 AM, Dec 07, 2015

UPDATE: The motorcyclist hurt in Saturday evening's crash is now in stable condition at UMC Trauma. 

Police say 29-year old Daniel Bray struck the back rear side of a Jeep, injuring himself and a 7-year-old girl.

We spoke with the president of MARS, Motorcycle Awareness and Rider Safety, and he says these types of crashes happen way too frequently.
 
Pee-Larr Handley has advice both drivers and motorcyclists in the valley.
 
"If you see a single headlight coming towards you and you're getting ready to pull out and make a turn, take two seconds and let it go past you because the chances are, you are not going to properly judge their speed and their closure rate. You think you have plenty of room, but before you know it, they're on top of you," Handley said.
 
The little girl is still in serious condition at UMC Trauma.

ORIGINAL STORY
Two people were seriously injured in a crash in the southwest part of the valley Saturday evening.

The crash involved a motorcyclist and a Jeep Grand Cherokee near Badura Avenue and Buffalo Drive around 4:40 p.m. Police said the Jeep was traveling northbound on Buffalo Drive in the left turn lane to Badura Avenue when it turned in front of the Honda motorcycle.

The motorcycle struck the right side of the Jeep, sending the motorcyclist to enter the right rear window and hit a 7-year-old girl.

The 29-year-old motorcyclist, Henderson resident Daniel Bray, as well as the girl, were transported to UMC Trauma with serious injuries.

Buffalo Drive was shut down in the area following the crash.