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UPDATED: Motorcyclist Dies After Collision

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police said the motorcyclist involved in a collision today has died.

The man, who is 43,  was heading westbound on Candelaria and Vassar around 12:20 p.m. Thursday when he collided with a four-door sedan.

He was driving a 2003 Harley Davidson chopper, was not wearing a helmet, police said.

The driver of the sedan told police he did not see the motorcyclist while headed south on Vassar at the Candelaria intersection.

Police said that man failed to give right of way to the motorcyclist, who suffered massive head trauma and was pronounced dead upon arrival at UNMH.

Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor, and the driver of the sedan will not face charges.



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Sept. 22, 2011 1:42 p.m. — Motorcycle Accident Leaves Rider in Critical Condition

Albuquerque police have shut down the intersections of Candelaria and Stanford and Candelaria and Vassar after a motorcycle accident that happened shortly after noon Thursday.

Police said a vehicle and motorcycle collided at Candelaria and Stanford. The motorcycle driver was transported to University of New Mexico Hospital and is in critical condition, police said.

More details to come.