Updated: Crash involving motorcycle, car results in injuries, traffic delays on east side of Craig | CraigDailyPress.com

Updated: Crash involving motorcycle, car results in injuries, traffic delays on east side of Craig

Craig Press staff report

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 5:30 p.m.

CRAIG — A crash involving a car and motorcycle necessitate the transport of the motorcycle driver to the Memorial Regional Health Hospital in Craig for treatment of unknown injuries Monday, Aug. 6.

The driver of a motorcycle was headed west on East Victory Way/U.S. Highway 40 West, and the driver — and only occupant — of a passenger car was traveling north on Lincoln Street when the crash occurred about 3:15 p.m. Monday. Both drivers were injured.

The names and ages of the drivers involved have not been released.

Craig Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Troy Hampton said he was unsure if the driver of the car was wearing a seatbelt or if the driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet. He added that, while the driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital, the driver of the car was treated at the scene by Memorial Regional Health Emergency Medical Services, but was not transported for further treatment.

The crash temporarily impeded traffic at the intersection and necessitated cleanup from fuel that leaked from the motorcycle while it was on its side, Hampton said.

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Both roads were reopened to traffic by about 5 p.m.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by Colorado State Patrol.

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene, and Colorado Parks & Wildlife responded and assisted with traffic control.

The Craig Press will provide updates as more information becomes available.