Motorcyclist reportedly crashes into deputy vehicle, suffers lif - Tucson News Now

Motorcyclist reportedly crashes into deputy vehicle, suffers life-threatening injuries

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department is investigating a motorcycle accident on the northwest side.

Deputies responded to the area near Thornydale Road and W. Cortaro Farms Road just after 2:40 p.m. where they say a man was reportedly driving in and out of traffic, yelling at vehicles. Witnesses say that man was on a motorcycle and was almost hit several times.

The first deputy to arrive on scene was talking to a witness on the side of the road when they saw the motorcyclist headed southbound on Thornydale at a high rate of speed. He lost control and rear ended the back of the deputy's patrol vehicle, according to a sheriff's department news release.

The motorcyclist was taken to UAMC with life-threatening injuries.

Sheriff's Traffic Unit deputies determined he was not wearing a helmet and speed contributed to the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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