Phoenix motorcycle accident seriously injures rider

A Phoenix, Arizona motorcycle vs. truck accident has caused life-threatening injuries to a motorcycle rider, ABC news is reporting. The crash took place on Thursday at approximately 6:40 AM at Buckeye Road and 59th Ave. according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Phoenix Fire Department.

The motorcyclist, who was an adult male, was rushed to Valley Hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. 59th Ave. had to be shut down between Buckeye and lower Buckeye roads for a period of time due to the accident.

The name of the Arizona motorcycle rider has not been released and the cause the accident has not been reported. It is also not been said if a Phoenix motorcycle accident lawyer is involved in the case yet.

In the year 2008 alone, there were 3,531 motorcycle accidents in the state of Arizona (that according to the Arizona Department of Transportation). In those accidents, 3,004 people were injured at 140 people were killed. Those numbers are up slightly from the year 2007 where there were 3,464 Arizona motorcycle accidents that resulted in 135 deaths. Statistics from the year 2009 have not yet been released.