Sioux Falls Fatal Motorcycle Accident Estimated Speed 80 MPH
Sioux Falls Police revealed more information about the fatal motorcycle crash in western Sioux Falls on Sunday around 7:00 PM saying too much speed was to blame.
Officer Sam Clemens says a 19-year old woman in a 2003 Honda Accord was waiting at the stoplight at 41st Street and Holbrook Avenue heading north when the sequence unfolded.
“The light turned green and as the Honda went through the intersection, the motorcycle came from the west and ended up hitting the driver’s door.”
Clemens also says people who saw the accident were pretty sure the motorcycle was speeding.
“Several witnesses estimated the speed of the motorcycle was anywhere from 80 to 100 miles per hour. Some people said the light turned red and the motorcycle tried to stop, but it was going way too fast.”
Those estimates will be narrowed down once police reconstruct the accident to get a full scope of what happened.
The driver of the 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 was identified as 27-year old Yomar Alim Rodriguez-Valentin of Sioux Falls. Both occupants of the Honda were treated for minor injuries.