REDDING, Calif -

The Redding Police Department said a 26-year-old woman riding a motorcycle is brain-dead after she hit a car that ran a red light Thursday around 1 p.m.

As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Hayley Riggins was officially listed in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center. Her family members said she is on life support and they are praying for a miracle.

The accident happened at the intersection of Buenaventura Boulevard and Placer Street. Redding Police Sgt. Brian Barner with the traffic unit said 53-year-old Virginia Anderson was driving a Honda Accord northbound on Buenaventura Boulevard and made a left turn onto Placer Street and ran a red light. Riggins was riding a Suzuki motorcycle southbound on Buenaventura Boulevard and was hit by Anderson while crossing Placer Street.

“The driver was arrested for being under the influence of drugs,” said Sgt. Barner.

Police say Anderson admitted to using prescription drugs, marijuana and methamphetamine and was booked at Shasta County Jail for felony DUI causing injury. Riggins suffered major head injuries from the accident.

“Because she is on life support it’s a major injury collision, it can also be considered a fatality at the time,” said Sgt. Barner.

“At the time of the traffic collision when medical staff was attending to her, the information we got was that she had died and they were able to revive her.” -Redding Police Department Sgt. Brian Barner.

On Thursday night, Redding Police officers with the traffic unit closed down the area where the accident took place to further investigate what happened.

“Because she is on life support it’s a major injury collision, it can also be considered a fatality at the time,” said Sgt. Barner.