Biker injured in Wednesday crash

Police officers investigate the scene of a car-motorcycle collision about 12:50 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Main and Alamosa Avenue. Miguel Hurtado, 61, of Fort Garland suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

ALAMOSA– A 61-year-old Fort Garland man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries just before 1 p.m. Wednesday when the motorcycle he was riding was “T-boned” by a car at the intersection of Main and Alamosa Avenue.

Miguel Hurtado was westbound in the north lane on Main when a 1997 Chevy Lumina operated by John Overton, 63 of Monte Vista was northbound on Alamosa Avenue and collided with the 2005 Suzuki motorcycle. Overton failed to yield the right of way and observed a break in traffic flow before colliding with Hurtado who was thrown from the bike as a result of the impact and suffered a serious leg injury according to Captain Samuel Maestas of the Alamosa Police Department who happened to be on the scene when the accident occurred.

Hurtado was transported to SLV Health by ambulance and was reportedly flown out later to a front range hospital.

Maestas said the investigation is ongoing but Overton, who was not injured, was cited for careless driving.


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