2 motorcycle riders injured in Scottsdale crash; car leaves scene

Motorcycle crash

Credit: 3TV

Police said a motorcycle was southbound on Scottsdale Road just south of Earll Drive when it struck the back of a car pulling out of a private drive.

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jan 8 at 3:54 PM

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale police are searching for a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run Sunday night.

Police spokesman Officer David Pubins said a 2008 Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on Scottsdale Road just south of Earll Drive when it struck the back of a gray Chevy Camaro pulling out of a private drive at about 7:30 p.m.

The car was also headed southbound and left the scene after the collision.

The 52-year-old male motorcycle driver and 50-year-old female passenger were transported to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center. The Tempe man is expected to survive, but the Phoenix woman's injuries are considered life-threatening.

Pubins said neither motorcycle occupant was wearing a helmet.

Their names have not been released.

At this point, police believe that alcohol and speed on the part of the motorcyclist may have been factors in the collision.

Police are still searching for the driver of the 1994 Camaro, which had damage to the rear bumper and a broken rear window, according to a witness. The vehicle has Arizona plate AWS7877.

The driver of the Camaro is described as a white male in his 20s, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds with brown hair and a beard. He also has tattoos on his hands and wrists. Police said there was a female passenger in the vehicle who is described as white, in her 20s, with short dark hair and blond highlights. Both were dressed in black clothing.

Anyone with information can contact Scottsdale police at 480-312-5000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

 

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