Man in critical condition after crash involving car, motorcycle

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TAYLORSVILLE, Utah -- A man was taken to a hospital in critical condition after a crash involving a motorcycle and car in Taylorsville Saturday afternoon.

Lt. Justin Hoyal of the Unified Police Department said the individual on the motorcycle was transported to a hospital in critical condition after the crash, which occurred in the area of 1545 West 4500 South.

Police said a car was turning out onto 4500 South and that the driver didn't see the motorcycle. The man operating the bike tried to stop but could not, and after the impact he was thrown over the handlebars and landed on his head.

The 35-year-old man suffered fractures to his head, and officials said if he had been wearing a helmet his injuries may have been less severe.

4 comments

  • ANOTHERBOB

    When getting thrown from your motorcycle your head will always travel in a downward direction until it is stopped by something hard like asphalt. In the rider’s defense helmets don’t make you look cool, and they restrict your sense of freedom.

  • Wade wilker

    As far as not wearing a helmet goes, You don’t feel very free in a hospital bed, neck brace, body cast, coma or a coffin! Riding a motorcycle without all the protective gear makes the same amount of sense as playing in a football game in a jock strap and
    Sandals! Best wishes for the injured rider our prayers r with u…

  • MJ Brewer

    “if he had been wearing a helmet his injuries MAY have been less severe.” Then again, it may have broken his neck. Still, I’m an avid believer in helmets. Regardless, I hope he has a sound recovery. The driver of the car is going to experience an insurance jump.

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