Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Phoenix Motorycle Accident, Dies in Hospital Next Day

Man Suffers Serious Injuries in Phoenix Motorycle Accident, Dies in Hospital Next DayAlthough motorcycle injuries crashes,  and fatalities have been on the steady decline throughout Arizona in recent years, tragic accidents are still reported regularly. Most recently, a 22-year-old man died after suffering from injuries he sustained during a crash on Tuesday, November 1, The Arizona Republic reports.

According to the news source, the motorcyclist died on the morning of Wednesday, November 2, after allegedly colliding with a car the night before near the corner of 35th Avenue and Bell Road in Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department stated.

Reports show that a 2001 Buick was traveling in the southbound lanes of 35th Avenue when the driver allegedly attempted to hang a left turn onto West Campo Bello Avenue. A Honda motorcycle, traveling in the northbound lanes of 35th avenue, then allegedly collided with the Buick.

Andrew K. Stewart, who was driving the motorcycle, suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was rushed to a local trauma center. But by morning on Wednesday, Stewart had succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital, the media outlet stated.

Stewart’s female passenger was also rushed to a nearby hospital, where she is currently listed in serious condition, but is expected to recover.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) notes that in 2010, the death of 17 motorcyclists who were killed in accidents was linked to improper safety equipment usage, which includes helmets. However, both passengers were said to be wearing helmets during the crash.

The news source states police investigated the 24-year-old driver of the Buick, but impairment due to alcohol or any other substance does not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

According to AZDOT, there were a total of 2,735 motorcycle accidents in the state in 2010.