LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — One person is fighting for their life after a sedan and motorcycle collided in east Las Vegas Monday, police said.
The crash occurred near the intersection of Tropicana Avenue and Mountain Vista Street around 6:00 a.m. in east Las Vegas, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials said.
According to LVMPD investigators, evidence and video of the crash show that the motorcycle, a Kawasaki KLG650E, traveling east on Tropicana Avenue, was struck by a Toyota Prius attempting to turn left onto Mountain Vista Avenue. Police said the Toyota “failed to yield the right of way to the eastbound Kawasaki while making a left turn.” The crash caused major damage to both vehicles, investigators said.
The Prius driver, a 76-year-old man from Las Vegas, was not injured, according to police. The motorcyclist, a 62-year-old man from Las Vegas, whom police said showed some signs of impairment, was taken to an area hospital with major injuries and remains in critical condition.
The crash remains under investigation by LVMPD detectives.