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Motorcycle rider injured in collision with SUV at 19th, Armstrong intersection

The man on the motorcycle was taken to Shannon Medical Center by ambulance for treatment.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — UPDATE (6:25 p.m.): According to an SAPD press release, before the collision, the Jeep SUV was traveling south on Armstrong toward East 19th Street, and the motorcycle was traveling north on Armstrong toward East 19th. The SUV entered the intersection and had started to turn east onto East 19th when the motorcycle collided with the front left corner of the SUV.

The motorcycle rider was 71-years-old.

The driver of the Jeep was cited for failing to yield the right of way while turning left and was released on scene.

ORIGINAL STORY: A motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital for "potential serious injuries" after colliding with a Jeep SUV at the intersection of 19th and Armstrong streets Friday afternoon. 

Sgt. Cade Solsbery with the San Angelo Police Department Traffic Unit said responding officers found the motorcycle rider unconscious, but breathing at the scene.

"They started tending to his medical needs until fire department could arrive," Solsbery said. "He's been transported to Shannon for potential serious injuries."

Solsbery said he did not have an update on what the rider's injuries were or his condition at the time of his statement. He said the rider's name would not be released until there is an update on his condition.

The driver of the SUV, identified as a 20-year-old female, was uninjured and  stayed at the scene and was cooperating with the investigation. 

"At this time, it looks like there was a traffic violation against the Jeep. But, that's still pending further investigation at this time," Solsbery said. 

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available from the SAPD.

Credit: Sandy Rojas
Posted by San Angelo Police Department on Friday, July 22, 2022

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