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Motorcycle rider sustains critical head injuries after crash

Two motorcycle riders were taken to the hospital Saturday night after the driver lost control and crashed on the northwest side. Photo courtesy Northwest Fire.

Motorcycle rider sustains critical head injuries after crash

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 4, 2013

MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - A motorcycle rider was sent to the hospital Saturday night with critical head injuries, after a crash on the northwest side.

Capt. Adam Goldberg with Northwest Fire tells KGUN9 that the motorcycle lost control and crashed on Aerie Drive, just south of Ina Road at about 8:30 p.m.

The rider on the bike was not wearing a helmet and flew 70 feet after the bike hit a curb, sustaining critical head injuries. The rider was taken by ground ambulance to the University of Arizona Medical Center.

The Marana Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident and determining if speed or alcohol were factors.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.