Man in medically-induced coma after motorcycle accident

CHAMPAIGN — A man who lost control and flipped his motorcycle at the intersection of Harrington and Noel drives during the weekend was still in medically-induced coma on Sunday night while police look in to what caused the accident.

Champaign police Sgt. Matt Crane said information about the Saturday evening accident is scarce — they have not found any eye witnesses, and police have yet to be able to talk to the driver while doctors keep him unconscious.

Crane said the man appears to have hit a curb and slid through the intersection, flipping the motorcycle in the process. Police do not believe any other vehicles were involved.

“The young man driving the motorcycle, we believed, maybe didn’t have much experience riding,” Crane said.

He is being treated for injuries to his head, arms and legs, Crane said. The man is 20 or 30 years old — police did not have all his information on Sunday evening.

“We don’t know a whole lot, but it was a pretty significant accident,” Crane said.

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments