SCOTTSBLUFF — A 42-year-old Scottsbluff man suffered a broken leg after being injured in a motorcycle collision Wednesday.

Scottsbluff Police and Fire responded to the crash at East Overland and Seventh Avenue at about 12:10 p.m.

Jamie Gatz of Scottsbluff had been the driver of a Heritage Softail Harley and traveling westbound on East Overland when he was struck by Crisoforo Anavia-Gonzalez, 66, of Scottsbluff. Anavia-Gonzalez was driving east on East Overland and failed to yield when he turned north onto Seventh Avenue.

Scottsbluff Police Sgt. Cody Enlow said in a press release that the collision resulted in Gatz’s leg becoming lodged between the van and motorcycle. He was transported to Regional West Medical Center by Valley Ambulance Service.

Anavia-Gonzalez’s vehicle sustained minor damages and was driven away from the scene. The motorcycle was towed from the scene. The van sustained damage to the front bumper and the Heritage Softail Harley sustained damage to a driving light and left front blinker. The motorcycle’s front windshield became detached from the collision.

Anavia-Gonzalez was cited on a charge of failing to yield the right of way.

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Lauren Brant is a reporter with the Star-Herald and the Gering Courier. Contact her at 308-632-9043 or by email at

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