Driver cited in downtown Craig motorcycle accident |

Driver cited in downtown Craig motorcycle accident

Police and medical personnel respond to a serious accident April 19 between two motorcycles and a sedan in the heart of downtown Craig.
Clay Thorp/Craig Press

The elderly driver of a sedan that collided with two motorcycles in downtown Craig April 19 has been charged with a misdemeanor related to the wreck.

Thomas Leroy Williams, 72, of Slater, was issued a misdemeanor summons Monday, May 6 on a charge of careless driving resulting in serous bodily injury and a traffic citation on a charge of failure to yield right of way from a stop sign.

The Craig Press obtained a copy of the citations Thursday.

The afternoon of Friday, April 19, the intersection of Breeze Street and Victory Way for the multiple-vehicle accident involving two motorcycles who appeared to be traveling westbound when they were struck by Williams.

On Thursday, Craig Police Department Capt. Bill Leonard, said Williams was trying to cross Victory Way at the time of the accident.

“He would have been southbound on Breeze Street,” Leonard said. “He pulled away from the stop sign and didn’t see the two motorcycles apparently, failed to yield to two motorcycles on West Victory Way.”

Leonard said both riders were transported to Memorial Regional Health, but one rider was soon flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction in critical condition.

A media relations representative with St. Mary’s confirmed Thursday the rider’s condition was upgraded to fair and his vitals are currently stable.

The names of the victims in the incident are currently being withheld.