Pickup Truck Hits Man on Motorcycle in Lubbock
The following is a press release by the Lubbock Police Department:
(LUBBOCK, TX) – Accident Investigators with the Lubbock Police Department are investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Sunday night in the area of 82nd Street and Elgin Avenue.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., officers responded to the 2900 block of 82nd Street in reference to a crash involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Officers located the motorcycle driver, 20-year-old Michael Silva, with life threatening injuries. He was transported to UMC in critical condition.
Due to the seriousness of the injuries, investigators with the LPD Accident Investigation Unit responded to the scene. Initial information indicated a pickup truck was traveling east on 82nd Street and attempted to turn north onto Elgin Avenue.
As the pickup turned, it struck a motorcycle that was traveling westbound on 82nd Street.
The driver and two other occupants in the pickup truck were not injured.
The circumstances surrounding this crash are still under investigation.