Motorcycle accident closes Highway 56 four hours, rider in critical condition
A motorcyclist was in critical condition Sunday afternoon March 18 after a crash involving a minivan at the 600 block of East Highway 56 in Berthoud. The incident resulted in a two mile long closure of the highway for more than four hours Sunday afternoon.
An off-duty LCSO (Larimer County Sheriff’s Office) deputy and a citizen were the first to arrive at the scene of the crash giving aid to the motorcycle rider until medical personnel responded and took over.
Deputies with LCSO, Berthoud Fire Protection District, and Thompson Valley EMS personnel responded.
It was determined that a 2010 Honda motorcycle with one rider was traveling eastbound and a 2009 Dodge minivan was traveling westbound. The Dodge turned left heading southbound into a driveway as the motorcycle struck the right rear quarter panel of the Dodge.
An adult female from Fort Collins was the only occupant of the Dodge and had no injuries.
The motorcycle rider, a 33-year-old male from Fort Collins was transported by ambulance to a local hospital and was listed in critical condition following the accident.
The LCSO CRASH team responded to investigate while the highway was closed. Investigators do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash. According to LCSO public information officer David Moore, as of Monday afternoon no one has been charged or cited in the incident at this point in the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.
If you witnessed the crash and have not already spoken to a deputy, please call Deputy Billy Gentry at 970-498-5558.
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