While attempting to get over the median, police say the motorcycle and its rider went down, and skidded in the inside lane of southbound Sparks Boulevard.
Witnesses said it appeared the rider then got to his hands and knees and was attempting to get to his feet when he was struck by a SUV that was south on Sparks Boulevard.
The driver of the SUV reported that it was dark in that area of the road, and she never saw the cyclist in the roadway. Police say alcohol was not a factor with the driver of the SUV, and it is unknown at this time if it played a role in the accident of the motorcycle. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
A motorcyclist was killed in a traffic crash on Sparks Blvd.
Witnesses say the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on Sparks Blvd.
Officers on scene say the motorcyclist was driving erratically when he fell of his bike and was then hit by an SUV.
As of 9:21 p.m. Thursday, November 22nd Sparks Boulevard is still shutdown from Disc to Shadow.
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Sparks Police say Sparks Blvd. is shutdown from Disc to Shadow until further notice.
Sparks, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- A vehicle accident on Sparks blvd. at Disc is causing traffic to be diverted.
Sparks Police are asking drivers to stay out of the area. Traffic is being diverted on Sparks blvd. to East or West Disc.
No information about the accident is being released at this time.