Updated: Motorcyclists seriously injured in downtown Craig
Police and medical personnel responded to a serious accident Friday afternoon between two motorcycles and a sedan in the heart of downtown Craig.
About 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, first responders flooded the area near the intersection of Breeze Street and West Victory Way for a multiple-vehicle accident involving two motorcycles who appeared to be traveling westbound on Victory when they were struck by a blue sedan traveling south on Breeze Street.
At least one rider was face-down in a street littered with collision debris as first responders worked to stabilize the man. An elderly gentleman, who witnesses said was the driver of the blue sedan, could be seen looking on intently as first responders worked to secure the area and direct traffic.
“Dispatch received a report of a motorcycle versus car crash at Victory and Breeze,” said Craig Police Department Sgt. Marvin Cameron. “On scene, officers observed that a vehicle and two motorcycles were involved in the crash.”
Cameron confirmed at least one rider was flown to a hospital in Grand Junction soon after the wreck.
The wreck occurred right outside Sixkiller’s Saddle Shop, which was open at the time.
“He come in and said, ‘call 911,’” said owner Ned Sixkiller Friday as first responders loaded the second rider into the ambulance outside his shop. “So, I called ‘em.”
Sixkiller said it was a bad wreck.
“Looked like a hell of a wreck to me,” he said Friday.
Police on scene declined to give an official statement as they investigated the collision. The names of the parties involved have not yet been released and no citations were issued at the scene.
“The investigation continues and no charges have been filed at this time,” said Craig Police Department Captain Bill Leonard. “But that doesn’t mean there won’t be.”
7:00 a.m. Near the intersection of First Street and U.S. Highway 40, police in Craig responded to a property damage crash call. Officers investigated an accident between two pickup trucks.