Mesa PD: Hit-and-run driver leaves injured motorcyclist on road

MESA, AZ - Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who left a motorcyclist in extremely critical condition in Mesa Monday.

Sgt. Ed Wessing with the Mesa Police Department said officers responded to the area of Extension and Guadalupe Road for a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle just after 3 p.m.

When police arrived at the scene, they reportedly found a 53-year-old motorcycle rider with life threatening injuries.

He was transported to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn hospital where he remains in extremely critical condition as of Tuesday.

Wessing said the roadway evidence and interviews suggest the a newer model Chevrolet Corvette was turning off eastbound Guadalupe Road onto northbound Extension.

A silver 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was reportedly traveling westbound on Guadalupe Road.

The motorcycle was occupied by the rider and a 50-year-old woman as a back passenger.

The Corvette apparently turned into the path of the motorcycle causing the driver to lay the motorcycle down to avoid a direct impact.

As a result, the victim suffered a fractured skull, head injuries and internal bleeding, according to Wessing.

The motorcycle's passenger was not seriously injured.

Wessing said the riders on the motorcycle were not wearing helmets.

Speed and impairment have not been identified as factors in the collision.

The primary contributing factor in this collision appears to be failure to yield, said Wessing.

The Mesa Police Department is seeking information on the vehicle or driver involved in this incident.

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