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Motorcycle rider now in stable condition after Provo Canyon crash

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Oct 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 17:18:16-04

OREM, Utah — A motorcycle rider who was critically injured in a motorcycle crash in Provo Canyon Sunday evening has improved to stable condition.

Utah Highway Patrol said around 6:30 p.m., a car pulled in front of the eastbound bike while turning onto U.S. 189 from Squaw Peak Road, and the motorcycle collided with the driver's side of the car.

A medical helicopter was initially dispatched to the scene, but it was later canceled and the rider was taken to a local hospital by ambulance in critical condition.

On Monday, UHP gave an update that the rider was in stable condition. It was not specified whether anyone in the car was injured or if either the driver or biker would be cited for any traffic violations.

The highway was closed in both directions for about two hours due to the emergency medical response, crash investigation and clean-up.