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Motorcyclist flown to hospital in extremely critical condition following crash in Provo Canyon

Posted at 8:55 PM, Sep 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 00:19:26-04

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A motorcyclist was flown to the hospital in extremely critical condition following a motorcycle accident Sunday evening.

The motorcyclist was traveling southbound in Provo Canyon (SR-189), at around 7:27 p.m. when they lost control and crashed into two trucks parked on the right side of the road, the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), said in a statement.

The rider of the motorcycle was thrown from the bike and suffered “extremely critical injuries,” after being pinned under one of the trucks.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet when the accident occurred, UHP said. They were flown to an area hospital by helicopter following the crash.

Troopers are investigating what caused the crash, and if speed was a factor.