Monday, October 8, 2007

Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt In Possible California DUI Crash

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Motorcyclist Seriously Hurt In Possible DUI Crash

PALM SPRINGS, California

A motorcyclist was seriously injured in what police suspect may have been a drunk driving and speed-related collision in Palm Springs.

Police responded to the accident Sunday just before 9:45 p.m. on East Palm Canyon Drive near Sunrise Way, according to Palm Springs police.

A preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was driving east on East Palm Canyon Drive and had just crossed Sunrise Way when the driver of a Scion traveling westbound attempted to turn into the Smoketree Shopping Center and the two vehicles collided.

"It is believed that the motorcyclist was possibly speeding prior to the collision, and may have been under the influence of alcohol".

The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Desert Regional Medical Center.

An investigation into the collision was ongoing.

Thousands of motorcyclists visited Palm Springs over the weekend for the American Heat Palm Springs Motorcycle Weekend.

The wild event included live music, poker runs, bike games and competitions.