SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 20, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A motorcyclist was critically injured when he was thrown from his bike on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon.
A Utah Highway Patrol news release states that the accident happened at about 3:45 p.m. when two motorcycles were westbound on I-80 near 500 East. They were in the left lane when one motorcycle’s rear tire went flat.
“The rider tried to move to the left shoulder and lost control,” the release says. “He was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered significant facial and head injuries.”
The rider was wearing a helmet, but it was not a full-head helmet.
He was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition.
UHP did not release the name of the motorcyclist.
Several lanes of I-80 westbound were while the crash was investigated, but traffic was moving in the right lanes.