Update: Cornville car vs. motorcycle wreck results in serious injuries

Both vehicles pictured at the point of rest after the crash with the motorcycle partially beneath the rear bumper of the convertible sedan. Courtesy photo

Both vehicles pictured at the point of rest after the crash with the motorcycle partially beneath the rear bumper of the convertible sedan. Courtesy photo

CORNVILLE -- A serious car-motorcycle crash just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday on Cornville Road sent one rider to the hospital in critical condition.

The incident caused the shutdown of Cornville Road for several hours. Yavapai County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the accident involving a 2-door convertible sedan and a motorcycle on Cornville Road.

The preliminary report shows the white convertible sedan was eastbound near mile marker 3 on Cornville Road near the top of the switchbacks. The convertible sedan began drifting into the incoming travel lane while negotiating a corner and nearly struck a westbound SUV. As the convertible sedan continued sliding into the ongoing traffic lane, it struck a motorcycle traveling behind the SUV. The crash threw the motorcycle rider from the bike. He has been identified as 60-year-old Utah resident William Adamson.

Adamson was airlifted to Flagstaff Medical Center with serious injuries. On Tuesay, he was listed as being in stable but critical condition. The sedan's driver, identified as 54-year-old Raena Avalon from Sedona, was transported to the Verde Valley Medical Center for treatment.

The YCSO Accident Reconstruction Team is handling the investigation.

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