Excessive Speed Suspected In Double Motorcycle Crash

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One accident led to another Friday night, injuring three people and shutting down a major road for several hours.

Around 11:45 p.m., a group of motorcycle riders were coming around a slight turn on southbound Union near Austin Bluffs when one of them lost control on the curve and hit a median. Both the 21-year-old male driver and an 18-year-old female passenger were ejected, while the motorcycle sans occupants slid further down the road.

A moment later, police say a second motorcycle struck debris from the original accident, causing that rider to crash too.

All involved were injured and transported to the hospital. Their conditions are unknown.

All of northbound Union and part of southbound Union were closed for almost five hours while police investigated.

At this time, police believe speed was a primary factor in the accident. The 21-year-old man is expected to be charged with reckless driving and two counts of vehicular assault.

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