Motorcyclist, 63, critical after I-80 crash in Lambs Canyon

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol

LAMBS CANYON, Utah, Aug. 9, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 63-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after an accident Thursday evening threw him from his Harley Davidson in Lambs Canyon.

The man was traveling west on Interstate 80, pulling a small trailer, when he crashed at about 7 p.m., a statement from the Utah Highway Patrol says. Officers responded to the area, at milepost 137, just east of Lambs Canyon.

“Witnesses stated the motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic before losing control,” the UHP statement says. “The motorcycle went left and right several times before ejecting the rider off to the left side ditch.

“The motorcycle continued for several hundred feet more before coming to rest in the travel lanes. The rider, a male 63-year-old Salt Lake resident, was transported to the U of U in critical condition with head trauma by air ambulance. The rider was not wearing a helmet.”

Interstate 80 was closed for three hours during the investigation.

Photo: Utah Highway Patrol


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