Las Vegas: Fatal motorcyclist accident

REPORTING DETECTIVES: D. Freeman / J. Bangle / K. Salisbury / P. Solomon / Sgt. R. Strader
TYPE OF ACCIDENT: Motorcycle / Fixed Object
LOCATION OF ACCIDENT: Bonanza Road / 7th Street
DATE OF ACCIDENT: 01/19/2013 TIME: 11:40 pm EVENT #: 130119‐4497

Number: 1 Motorcyclist: Pending Notification Injury: Fatal
Address: Las Vegas, NV Age: 41 Male
Motorcycle Information: 2000 Harley Davidson

On January 19, 2013 at approximately 11:40 p.m., a fatal motorcycle / fixed object traffic collision occurred on Bonanza Road at 7th Street. Evidence at the scene and witness statements indicate a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle with a single rider was traveling eastbound on Bonanza Road approaching a slight east to northeast bend in the roadway. The Harley Davidson failed to maintain the travel lane and ran off the right side of the roadway at the intersection of 7th Street. The Harley Davidson continued eastbound through an undeveloped vacant lot and struck a set of guy wires anchoring a power pole. The rider was deposited onto the ground near the guy wires and the Harley Davidson continued eastbound coming to rest on its side in the middle of 9th Street south of Bonanza Road. The motorcycle operator was pronounced dead at the scene by responding medical personnel. This collision was the 12th traffic related fatality in LVMPD’s jurisdiction in 2013. the collision remains under investigation by the LVMPD Accident  Investigation Section.

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