Motorcyclist injured in crash near mall

The driver, left, of the car which cutoff a motorcycle at 24 1/2 and Patterson Roads is comforted after the accident just after 5:00 pm Saturday. The adult male cyclist was taken to Saint Mary’s bleeding fom the head but conscious. the driver of the car was cited with turning right from the wrong lane.

A motorcyclist suffered head injuries and another man was cited after a traffic accident Saturday evening near Mesa Mall.

Matthew Stiasny, 21, of Grand Junction, was ticketed on suspicion of making a right turn from the wrong lane after his vehicle cut in front of a man on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to Grand Junction Police Department Sgt. William Baker.

Stiasny’s car, which was in the left lane and moving east on Patterson Road, pulled in front of a motorcyclist riding in the right lane. Stiasny was attempting to turn right onto 24 1/2 Road, Baker said.

Both were moving roughly 30 mph at the time of the collision.

The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown to the road.

He was not identified.

The man was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of what Baker described as serious head injuries.

Neither driver is suspected of drinking or using drugs, Baker said.


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