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Collision in southwest valley kills motorcyclist

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 | 11:38 p.m.

Accident scene

A 28-year-old motorcyclist died Wednesday afternoon after colliding with an SUV in the southwest valley, Metro Police said.

Police said the accident happened at 4 p.m. near the intersection of Jones Boulevard and Robindale Road.

A man riding a 2003 Honda motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. No other injuries were reported.

Witnesses told police the motorcycle was traveling southbound on Jones Boulevard approaching the intersection of Robindale Road on a yellow traffic signal at the time of the incident, police said.

The 2001 GMC Yukon SUV was headed northbound on Jones Boulevard was entering the intersection of Robindale Road on a yellow traffic signal to make a left turn when the collision occurred, police said.

The 28-year-old, whose identity has not been released, slammed on his brakes, lost control and was ejected from the motorcycle, police said.

This is the 14th traffic-related fatality in Metro’s jurisdiction in 2012.

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  1. Chunky says:

    Our two wheeled brothers and sisters are not starting off with a great year! Most recreational riders are not even riding right now.

    RIDERS: Remember, the caged ones don't see us and if they do they rarely care. Also do your part to be seen and ride safely. If you want to go fast or do wheelies find an appropriate location like the track.

    MOTORISTS: Put down the cell phone (yes we still see you looking down), Starbucks, smokes or whatever you have and GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!!! You're driving a multi-thousand pound machine that can kill you and others. Pay attention, use your mirrors, be sure before you turn that it really is clear.

    Everyone has a responsibility to each other on the road!

    Again, GET YOUR HEADS IN THE GAME AND PAY ATTENTION WHILE RIDING OR DRIVING!

    That's what Chunky thinks!

  2. Many cities have put red light ticket cams in and the number of people running lights has dropped dramatically. Yesterday I saw an almost collision between and ambulance ( not in service) and truck running red lights, one of 4 sightings on a short drive. You have to be vigilant at stop lights! I hope Las Vegas gets some of these cams! Or more police to enforce the law. It would save many lives.

  3. I witnessed this horrible accident take place and was out of my car and by the mans side for his last few seconds in this world. I don't know that I've ever seen something more devastating. I just hope people realize how dangerous motorcycles can be. I wish I knew his name...