ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A motorcyclist died Wednesday morning after hitting an SUV that failed to yield in Albuquerque’s Uptown neighborhood, reports KOB.com.
Albuquerque Police responded to the scene at the corner of Louisiana Boulevard Northeast and Indian School Northeast at around 7:00 a.m.
An early investigation shows an SUV was stopped in the center southbound lane waiting at a red light. When the light turned green, the SUV started turning right onto the westbound lanes of Indian School Northeast.
Authorities said due to inattention, the driver of the SUV failed to yield to the right of way of the motorcyclist, who was traveling southbound in the far-right lane. Moments later, the rider struck the SUV and crashed down onto the roadway.
First responders pronounced the victim deceased at the scene shortly after their arrival.
The driver and a passenger in the SUV were not hurt in the crash.
Multiple roads were blocked off in the immediate area as crews worked the scene.
The case is set to be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for review and prosecution. Impairment is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.
An investigation remains open and active.
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