But, five minutes later, before officers could respond, another call came in to report a crash between a motorcycle and a Pontiac Grand Am. Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to the scene to investigate. The motorcycle in the crash was the same motorcycle reported as REDDI.
According to witnesses, the 2006 Suzuki motorcycle, driven by 24-year-old Anchorage resident Nicholas Bishop, was traveling westbound on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway and passing multiple vehicles in a no-passing zone near a corner on the highway when he collided with a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am traveling eastbound driven by 24-year-old Alex Phelan of Wasilla near the intersection of the Palmer Wasilla Highway and North Plymouth Circle.
The Pontiac then collided with a 2009 Chevy truck, driven by 34-year-old Darwin Harris, that was traveling westbound.
When troopers arrived at the scene, Bishop was unconscious and unresponsive suffering from life-threatening injuries. Troopers administered aid to Bishop until EMS could get to the scene. Bishop was then airlifted via Life-Med helicopter to Providence Hospital in Anchorage. As of Monday, the hospital reports that he is still in critical condition.
The drivers of the two other vehicles involved in the accident were reported to be wearing their seatbelts. Phelan reported only a minor laceration, Harris reported no injuries.