Motorcyclist in critical condition after Friday night crash

A motorcyclist who was injured in a central valley crash Friday night was in critical condition Saturday, according to Las Vegas police.

Officers were called just before 7:30 p.m. to a vehicle-vs.-motorcycle crash at the intersection of Sahara Avenue and Richfield Boulevard, west of Rancho Drive, Metro Lt. Michael Mauntel said.

Witness statements and evidence at the scene indicate a Bryant Howski, riding a black 2002 Kawasaki ZX-6R, was riding east in the left lane of Sahara, east of Richfield, when a blue 2005 Kia Sedona turned in front of him, police said.

The driver of the Sedona was leaving the driveway of an apartment complex, attempting to make a left turn, and was crossing the eastbound lanes of Sahara when it entered the motorcycle’s path.

Howski was unable to stop and struck the driver’s side of the Sedona, which was occupied by two adults and five children, Mauntel said. He was thrown from the motorcycle and onto the roadway.

Howski, whose age was not immediately available, was taken to University Medical Center with critical injuries, police said.

The 30-year-old woman who was driving the minivan claimed injuries but was not taken to a hospital, police said.

Contact Kimber Laux at or 702-383-0381. Follow @lauxkimber on Twitter.

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