Police: 23-year-old motorcyclist significantly injured in collision with impaired driver
MADISON, Wis. — A Madison woman was reportedly driving impaired Friday night when she struck a man on a motorcycle, injuring him, officials said.
The Madison Police Department said 31-year-old Lily Garcia is facing charges of operating while intoxicated and causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.
Police said Garcia was turning left from East Washington Avenue onto Melvin Court at 9:47 p.m. as a motorcycle was driving fast and the two vehicles collided.
According to the report, a nurse was among passersby who came to the aid of the injured 23-year-old Madison motorcyclist. Doctors said the biker might have died if he hadn’t received immediate medical treatment.
Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said Garcia was cooperative and shaken by the crash.
“She told officers she thought she had time to make the turn, which turned out not to be the case,” DeSpain said.
The motorcyclist suffered significant injuries and remained in critical condition Monday morning, police said.
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