Man life-flighted to University Hospital after motorcycle crash

2 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, May 13 2016 May 13, 2016 Friday, May 13, 2016 12:21:00 AM CDT May 13, 2016 in News
By: Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — A motorcyclist was life-flighted to the hospital after a motorcycle crash on U.S. 54 Thursday night, according to the Jefferson City Police Department.

A statement from Sgt. Doug Ruediger said Steven Delacruz, 29, from Jefferson City, had serious injuries after he was ejected from his 2011 Yamaha motorcycle.

Jefferson City Police Communications received a call at 9:13 p.m. Thursday of a motorcycle crash on the 2500 block of U.S. 54, just south of MO 179.

Ruediger said an ambulance brought Delacruz to a local hospital and then the Staff for Life Helicopter Service transported him to University Hospital in Columbia.

The JCPD Traffic Unit's investigation revealed the motorcycle was on the entrance ramp to U.S. 54 westbound from MO 179. The motorcycle veered off the left side of the road as it got closer to U.S. 54.

According to police, Delacruz lost control of the motorcycle, which went on its side in the ditch between the ramp and the highway. The motorcycle then slid across both U.S. 54 lanes until it stopped in the median between the eastbound and westbound lanes.

The motorcycle received extensive damage as a result of the crash.

JCPD, the Jefferson City Fire Department and Cole County Emergency Medical Services responded to the scene and found Delacruz lying in the middle of the road.

JCPD said Delacruz was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

 

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