Man injured in Tooele County motorcycle crash

Posted at 1:34 PM, Apr 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-05 15:56:40-04

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — An 18-year-old man was taken by helicopter to the University of Utah Medical Center Friday after he was involved in a motorcycle crash.

Deputy Lydon Allred from the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office said the man was riding a motorcycle on a sand hill when he went over a drop that was larger than he anticipated. He fell about 10 feet and the bike landed on top of him.

Some friends pulled the bike off him and called 911 shortly after 10:30 a.m. The victim’s friends performed CPR, which may not been necessary, Lydon said.

When emergency responders arrived, the victim was able to stand up and reported his pain was 1.5 out of 10.

He was placed in an ambulance and his condition deteriorated on the way to an area hospital. A medical helicopter was dispatched and rendezvoused with the ambulance at about 12:45 p.m.

The victim was flown to the University of Utah Medical Center, but his condition was not reported.

Allred said the victim, who stands at about 6 feet and weighs about 250 pounds, was riding a motorcycle that was too small for his frame, which may have contributed to the crash and his injuries.

The victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, Allred said.