Police: Driver blows through red light; motorcyclist injured

Police: Driver blows through red light; motorcyclist injured

A 57-year-old Madison man is facing life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle was struck by a car that blew through a red light on Mineral Point Road Wednesday afternoon, according to a release.

Madison police officers were sent to reports of a car versus motorcycle crash at the intersection of Mineral Point Road and the westbound Beltline just before 4 p.m., officials said.

The motorcycle was going east on Mineral Point Road and the car was exiting the Beltline onto westbound Mineral Point Road, according to the release. The driver of the car, a 28-year-old Madison man, did not stop at a red light at the bottom of the ramp and hit the motorcycle and another vehicle.

The motorcyclist was ejected and suffered life-threatening injuries, police said. The occupants of the other two vehicles were not injured.

Manuel M. Salgato was cited for operating with a suspended driver’s license – causing injury, a red signal violation and operating without insurance.

Mineral Point Road was closed for several hours during the investigation.

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