A motorcycle rider was killed in a two-vehicle collision Thursday night in Visalia.
Around 8 p.m., officers were called to reports of a collision between a 1998 Toyota Forerunner SUV and a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle at Walnut Avenue and Garden Street.
When first responders arrived, they found the motorcycle rider in the roadway. The 39-year-old man suffered “major injuries,” Agent Nate Henry said. The rider was taken to Kaweah Health Medical Center and died Friday.
Officers discovered the SUV was headed east on Walnut and the motorcycle was westbound on Walnut. The driver made a left turn onto Garden and slammed into the motorcycle rider in the intersection, police said.
The driver of the SUV, a 26-year-old man, was uninjured, according to police. The names of the parties involved weren’t released by officers.
Police volunteers responded to the scene to help with traffic control, while the department’s Traffic Unit investigated the incident. The cause of the collision is under investigation.
Anyone with information can call the department at 734-8117.
Sheyanne Romero covers Tulare County public safety, local government and business for the Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register newspapers. Follow her on Twitter @sheyanne_VTD. Get alerts and keep up on all things Tulare County for as little as $1 a month. Subscribe today.