Motorcycle Accidents Leave Two Injured in Arizona

Motorcycle Accidents Leave Two Injured in ArizonaTwo motorcycle crashes in Arizona have sent two men to hospitals to recover from their injuries.

According to the Nogales International, one crash involved a Canadian man who had to be airlifted to a hospital after crashing his motorcycle outside of Canelo in late January.

According to the news source, 60-year-old Dwight Allen crashed his motorcycle on State Route 83 near milepost 17.9 at about 1 p.m. Authorities say he was injured after becoming “separated” from his bike.

“The reason for the collision was unknown,” said a spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Public Safety. “Mr. Allen sustained some injuries but they were believed to be minor and he was thought to have been treated and released from a local hospital yesterday.”

Emergency responders from the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District were dispatched to the crash scene, although Battalion Chief Kevin Venos said there was a little confusion as the accident was reported to have occurred on State Route 82 instead of 83.

“We rendezvoused with Lifeline 3 at the station (SEFD) and the patient was flown to University Medical Center,” Venos added.

Initially, first responders stated Allen met Level 1 trauma criteria, indicating he may have internal injuries or spinal injuries. Venos told the news source that the section of the road where the crash occurred was a “tough little section” that had seen a number of motorcycle accidents before, the news source stated.

In Phoenix, local authorities have announced that a motorcyclist may need to have his leg amputated after a crash occurred on Tuesday, February 7, ABC affiliate News 15 reports.

According to the news provider, the accident involved a vehicle and a motorcycle, and occurred at about 8 a.m. at the intersection of Northern and 31st Avenues. After the collision, the motorcyclist was transported to John C. Lincoln hospital, where he is expected to have his leg amputated as a result of the crash.

Phoenix fire spokesman Scott Walker stated it is currently unknown if the other driver in the accident suffered any injuries.

According to Phoenix police Sergeant Tommy Thompson, the area was closed for several hours after the accident as crews worked to clean up the debris.

The cause of the crash has still not been determined.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, there were 2,735 motorcycle crashes across the state in 2010, comprising 1.39 percent of all traffic accidents.