Motorcycle driver in critical condition after crash in Redding

Apr 25, 2014 1:00 PM

A Redding woman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of DUI after she crashed into a motorcycle in Redding, leaving the driver seriously injured.

Redding Police say a Honda Accord driven by Virginia Anderson, 53, of Redding, was going north on Buenaventura Boulevard. The Accord made a left turn from northbound Buenaventura Boulevard to westbound Placer Street, failing to stop for the red light. Anderson hit a Suzuki motorcycle ridden by Hayley Riggins, 26, of Redding, as she was going south on Buenaventura Boulevard at Placer Street.

Riggins suffered major head injuries from the collision. She was transported to Mercy Medical Center and remains in critical condition.

Anderson was evaluated by a Redding Police Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and was determined to be driving under the influence of drugs. Anderson admitted to using prescription medication, marijuana, and methamphetamine earlier in the day.

Anderson was booked into Shasta County Jail for felony DUI causing injury and is being held on $50,000 bail.


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