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San Tan Valley Truck vs. Motorcycle Accident Investigation
 
Posted: 10/29/2013 12:00 AM
 
On Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 6:15 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls regarding a truck vs. motorcycle accident at the intersection of Ocotillo Road and Cambria Lane in San Tan Valley.

Deputies and medical personnel arrived on scene within minutes. Neither occupant of the truck was injured. The driver and passenger of the motorcycle received serious injuries as a result of the crash.

PCSO Vehicular Crimes Unit responded and took over the investigation. Detectives were able to determine by roadway evidence and witness statements that the Dodge truck failed to yield from the stop sign at the intersection while turning left onto Ocotillo Road from Cambria Lane.

The driver of the motorcycle who was traveling on Ocotillo Road was not able to avoid the truck and slammed into its front driver’s side. Both the driver of the motorcycle and his passenger received serious injuries to their legs as a result of the crash. They were transported by air ambulance to Scottsdale-Osborn Hospital.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Too often drivers of cars and trucks say they never saw the motorcycle coming. Motorcycles are smaller in size then other vehicles on the roadways and therefore they are harder to see. Luckily in this case the injuries were not more severe because both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle were wearing helmets. Drivers are reminded to slow down and lookout for motorcycles.”

Alcohol and drug impairment do not appear to be factors in this accident.

At the conclusion of the investigation, the driver of the truck will likely be cited for having excessively dark window tint on his vehicle (Only 11% light transmission) and failing to yield while turning left at an intersection.
Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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