Two to hospital in Meeker motorcycle-truck accident

An accident between a motorcycle and a pickup closed westbound Market Street at 6th Street for three hours on Friday. The accident is still under investigation, according to Meeker police, who did not release the names of the parties involved.

An accident between a motorcycle and a pickup closed westbound Market Street at 6th Street for three hours on Friday. The accident is still under investigation, according to Meeker police, who did not release the names of the parties involved.MEEKER | Just prior to 1 p.m. on Friday, an injury accident was reported between a motorcycle pulling a small trailer and a pickup truck at the intersection of Market Street and 6th Street.
The Meeker Police Department reported that the accident involved two people from Whitewater, Colo., on the motorcycle and a local man in a pickup truck. Several citizens attended to the victims until Meeker Fire and Rescue arrived on scene.
The man and woman on the motorcycle were taken to Pioneers Medical Center by ambulance. The male driver was later transferred to Grand Junction with head injuries but in fair condition. He is still hospitalized in Grand Junction as of Monday morning. The driver of the pickup was uninjured.
The motorcycle was westbound on Market Street and the truck was turning left from the eastbound lane on Market Street, attempting to turn left onto 6th Street when the accident occurred.
The westbound lane of traffic on Market Street was closed for three hours while officers from Meeker Police Department, the Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol conducted an investigation to include reconstruction of the accident scene.
According to Meeker Police Department, the accident is still under investigation.