The accidents are each separate and were spread out across three different areas of the road
YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - We have received word of three separate collisions on Avenue B in Yuma happening on Saturday night. One is on Avenue B and 24th street and involves at least two vehicles.
Another is also on Avenue B at 8th street and involves a motorcycle and at least one other vehicle. The third also involves a motorcycle over on Avenue B and 3rd street.
We have reached out to the Yuma Police Department and are currently waiting for more information on all three incidents.
In the meantime, people are advised to stay clear of the area as police and paramedics are on the scene and have blocked off the roadway. We will continue to provide details as they become available.
UPDATE: YPD has sent out press releases on two of the three accidents, confirming the crash on 8th Street resulted in the death of one man.
The crash took place around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night. A man riding a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle was driving eastbound on 8th Street before turning left onto Avenue B. When turning the man was then hit by a Dodge Dakota truck driving westbound on 8th Street.
The man on the motorcycle was then taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. YPD says that the driver and passenger who were in the Dodge were not injured. The department also says that alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor.
As for the crash near 3rd Street, it took place at around 9:46 p.m. YPD says a man riding a dirt bike was heading westbound on 3rd Street where he ran a stop sign before riding into Avenue B. The man on the dirt bike was then hit by a Toyota Corolla heading northbound on Avenue B. The dirt bike rider then fell from his bike and onto the road. He was later taken to YRMC with threatening injuries and then flown to a Phoenix area hospital in critical condition.
Anyone with more information about either crash is being asked to call YPD at (928) 373-4700 or 78-Crime at (928) 782-7463 to remain anonymous.
KYMA has reached out to YPD and are still awaiting a reply regarding details about the crash near Avenue B and 24th Street.