Fatal Motorcycle injury traffic collision

Number: 1 Driver: Bates, Prentiss Injury: None
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 37 Male
Vehicle Information: 2012 Ford Focus

Number: 2 Driver: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, Nevada Age: 58 Male
Vehicle Information: 2006 Custom Chopper Motorcycle

On November 25, 2012, at approximately 2:14 PM, an Auto/ Motorcycle fatal injury traffic collision occurred on Nellis Boulevard north of the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue. Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate a 2012 Ford Focus was traveling northbound Nellis Boulevard, north of the intersection of Cheyenne Avenue, when it crossed over the raised center median into the opposing southbound travel lanes of Nellis Boulevard . A 2006 Custom Chopper motorcycle was traveling southbound in the middle travel lane of Nellis Boulevard and was unable to avoid the head‐on collision with the Ford.  The operator of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. The driver of the Ford was uninjured and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol and or drugs. The driver of the Ford was arrested. This is the 96th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction for 2012. The collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident Investigations Section.

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