Motorcyclist killed in crash near Sunset and Spencer
Motorcyclist hits car on Sunset Road on Monday morningPhoto: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A motorcyclist is dead today after hitting a car at the intersection of East Sunset Road and Spencer Street, near Eastern Avenue.
The incident was reported at 3:29 a.m. this morning. According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a motorcyclist ran into a car as it was exiting the parking lot of a local pub.
Police say that the driver of the car was not drinking at the time. They are still determining the cause of the accident, but speed on the part of the motorcyclist may have been a factor.
It is also possible that the driver of the car did not notice the motorcycle. That was the case with another accident involving a motorcycle this past weekend.
A local riding instructor with Cycle School says that is why it is important for motorcyclists to take a safety class and learn how to make themselves more visible on the road. For more information on their program, go to www.cycleschool.com.
Sunset Road was closed for several hours after the crash but is now open.
The Clark County coroner's office will identify the motorcyclist after the family has been notified.
Action News will update this story as new information is received.