Sioux Falls Police are investigating an early morning motorcycle verses car crash near the intersection of 10th Street and Lowell Avenue.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2003 Maroon Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling in north on Lowell Avenue preparing to turn left onto 10th Street. The driver of this vehicle, Cynthia Goeman 55 years of age of Sioux Falls stopped for the flashing red signal and then proceeded into the intersection.
A black 2000 Honda motorcycle being operated by Quintin McMartin 24 years of age of Sioux Falls was eastbound on 10th Street approaching Lowell Avenue. Michelle Tarian 21 years of age of Sioux Falls was a passenger on the motorcycle. Witness information provided on scene indicated that the motorcycle may have been traveling above the posted speed limit.
The vehicles entered the intersection and collided. Both riders on the motorcycle were thrown from the motorcycle. Neither was wearing a helmet. McMartin was transported to a local hospital where he is being treated for life threatening injuries. Tarian was also transported to the hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition for head and leg injuries.
Goeman was transported to the hospital where she was seen for some soreness. There she was treated and later released. Goeman was arrested for DUI and 2 counts of Vehicular Battery.
The Sioux Falls Police Department accident reconstruction team will be completing additional analysis of this traffic collision in the coming days. Police are urging motorists to use caution when approaching intersections with flashing traffic signals.
The intersection of 10th and Lowell has been reopened for normal traffic. No further information will be available this weekend.