Motorcyclist badly injured in Kingman wreck

Responders tend to the accident victim. (KPD/Courtesy)

Responders tend to the accident victim. (KPD/Courtesy)

KINGMAN - A 71-year-old Golden Valley motorcyclist was in serious but stable condition in Las Vegas on Friday after being struck by a driver who allegedly ran a stop sign.

At approximately 10:35 a.m. Friday, a 22-year-old Kingman woman was westbound on Wickieup Avenue when she reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Wickieup and Main Street while driving her Ford Explorer. Police said she struck a 2014 Honda motorcycle driven by a Golden Valley man who was riding his motorcycle north on Main Street.

The man was wearing a helmet but received severe trauma to his lower extremities. Bystanders assisted the man until fire and EMS services arrived. He was transported to Kingman Regional Medical Center before being flown to Las Vegas.

As of Friday afternoon, the man was expected to survive, according to Jennifer Sochocki from the Kingman Police Department. The SUV driver did not sustain any injuries.

Officers believe that the driver was distracted by her cell phone at the time of the accident, and drugs are also believed to be a factor. The investigation remains ongoing pending laboratory results, and the woman has not been cited yet.