South Salt Lake Police seek suspect, stolen motorcycle after hit-and-run crash

Posted at 8:28 AM, Aug 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-30 17:25:59-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah - A person is in critical condition after being hit by a motorcycle in South Salt Lake, and police say the suspect in the hit and run crash was on a vehicle that was reported stolen.

Witnesses told police the person was hit by a motorcycle at 3300 S. 900 W. just before midnight.

Officers said the person on the motorcycle took off, leaving the victim in the road.

According to a press release from South Salt Lake Police, the 49-year-old male pedestrian was in very critical condition with "life threatening head trauma" after the crash, and police say he hasn't improved as of Wednesday afternoon.

A Honda motorcycle similar to one sought by South Salt Lake Police in connection with a hit-and-run crash on August 29, 2017.

Police have determined the vehicle in question is a Honda Bullet Bike that was reported stolen. The bike is a 2004 Honda CBR60RR with Utah Plate A36HV and it has not yet been located. Investigators said the motorcycle will most likely be damaged from the accident.

The driver of the motorcycle has not been identified and remains at large.

The suspect was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He is described as being a white male in his mid 20s with short blond hair and prescription type glasses. The man was wearing dark blue jeans, a blue long sleeve T-shirt, and black Jordan shoes.

Police believe the suspect suffered injuries including road rash after hitting the victim.

Anyone with information about the motorcycle or the suspect is asked to call South Salt Lake Police Dispatch at 801-840-4000.

Police said the intersection gets a lot of foot traffic because it's located near a Maverik gas station and the jail.

South Salt Lake Police said they would like to speak with anyone who may have information.