Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital with Life-Threatening Injuries

AMARILLO, TX - Early Saturday evening an Amarillo man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed into an SUV on south Bell Street and Puckett Drive. 

Officers said the 55-year-old driver was heading north on bell on his 1985 Honda motorcycle when he attempted to pass a Ford SUV that was waiting to make a left turn onto Puckett Drive. The motorcycle went into oncoming traffic to pass the Ford, but ended up hitting the SUV. 

The driver was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. APD reports the driver was not wearing his helmet. 

Speed is a factor in this case. 

The incident is being investigated by the Traffic investigation squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

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