Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash on Sahara and Maryland, police say

Posted at 4:43 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-04 01:38:19-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — LVMPD said that they received a call of a crash near Sahara Avenue and Maryland Parkway on Tuesday afternoon.

Police say that the crash was between a motorcycle and a Nissan truck at 1655 E Sahara. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to Sunrise Hospital in critical condition.

According to a press release from LVMPD, evidence at the scene, witness statements, and video surveillance indicate that a 2021 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was traveling westbound on East Sahara Avenue approaching 17th Street in the center of three westbound travel lanes at a high rate of speed. A 2016 Nissan Frontier was traveling eastbound on East Sahara Avenue in the dedicated left turn lane at 17th Street. A collision occurred when the Nissan conducted a left turn across the motorcyclist's path of travel.

The driver of the Nissan remained on scene, claimed minor injuries, and showed no signs of impairment according to police.

This collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Collision Investigation Section.