Police: Excessive speed a factor in U.S. 89 motorcycle crash

Aug 10 2011 - 11:49pm

LAYTON -- Police say they don't believe texting was a factor in a serious motorcycle accident along U.S. 89 Tuesday night.

No helmet and excessive speed left the 20-year-old motorcyclist unconscious after the 11 p.m. accident.

Layton resident Kadyn Sanders crashed his white 2007 Suzuki VZR1800K7 near Highway 89 and Oak Hills Drive, Police Lt. Garret Atkin said.

Officers and medical crews found Sanders unconscious when they arrived on the scene. They transported him by ambulance to a local hospital with a head injury.

Early reports from witnesses said Sanders was hit by another vehicle after he was thrown from his motorcycle, while others said he was texting at the time of the accident. Atkin said police no longer believe the texting allegations to be true.

The case remains under investigation and the police do not know if the use of alcohol contributed to the accident.

"I think it's one of those things where we would recommend following speed limits, and if you are going to ride a motorcycle to wear the proper safety gear," Atkin said.

Atkin had no information about the motorcyclist's condition late Wednesday afternoon.

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