UPDATE-CANUTILLO, TX-DEPUTIES RESPOND TO AN MVA INVOLVING A MOTORCYCLIST
El Paso County Sheriff’s Office
3850 Justice Dr., El Paso, Texas 79938
Contact: Angelica Becerra / Public Information Officer
Office: (915) 538-2119
Pager: (915) 533-0733 (#5237)
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EL PASO, TX- Thursday evening, on 12/22/11 at approximately 6:45 PM Sheriff's Deputies responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle at the 6700 block of Gato Rd., Canutillo, TX.
Deputies arrived to find a Caucasian male 45 years of age on the ground near a motorcycle. The motorcycle was found to be inverted leaning on its left side next to a rock wall. Life Ambulance was on scene. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to a local area hospital with possible head trauma.
Special Traffic Investigators were also summoned to the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was traveling northbound at the 6700 block of Gato Rd. when the he lost control of the motorcycle as he approached a right curve. The motorcyclist collided with a rock wall and was ejected.
UPDATE: The motorcyclist remains hospitalized at a local area hospital, however, has been released from ICU and is said to be in stable condition. Investigator(s) added the motorcyclist was driving at an unsafe speed in a residential area as he also failed to negotiate the curve on the roadway. Toxicology results are pending. The investigation continues.