Motorcyclist flown to hospital after suffering severe head trauma

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UTAH COUNTY — A man was airlifted to a hospital in extremely critical condition Saturday after a motorcycle accident on SR-92 near Sundance.

The accident occurred near mile marker 24 on SR-92, which is also known as the Alpine Scenic Loop, at about 1:45 p.m. when the rider lost control of the motorcycle on a tight curve and was then thrown from the bike.

Utah Department of Public Safety officials stated the man, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe head trauma and was airlifted to the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

Officials stated, “Drug use is being investigated as a factor in the crash.”

The man was the only occupant on the motorcycle and no other injuries were reported in connection with the crash.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

8 comments

  • Bob

    When coming off your bike your head will always travel in a downward direction until it hits something hard …. like the pavement. Helmets may not look cool but they serve a useful purpose.

  • Sam

    I also wonder why drug use is being investigated. I actually was there when this happened. Drive by about 2 mins after he crashed. It was truely a sad scene… One of the worst things I have ever seen. The tragic part is how long the help took to arrive. Getting emergency cars up there on skinny road with no now to pull over on a busy Saturday…. Nightmare!!!! Thank happens they realized they need to airlift him!!!!

  • Bob

    The brain swells up after a severe head trama, and they remove part of the skull to relieve pressure. If the victim survives they have to relearn some basic skills like walking and talking, and need a towel for the drool. They come away as a whole different person with a whole new personality. Not pretty.

  • Lisa C.

    I know that drugs and/or alcohol were not a factor in this accident. It’s so sad that the media has to make a point to report that even though it is usually investigated with any accident that occurs. I just wonder if things would be reported differently if it involved the family member of someone in the media…

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