Police chase ends with Evart man on motorcycle crashing

EVART — A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital and then airlifted after crashing his bike during a police chase through Evart on Wednesday night.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., an officer from the Evart Police Department attempted to stop a motorcyclist for careless driving. The motorcycle was traveling in excess of 50 MPH in a 25 MPH zone. The pursuit continued down Evart side streets with the driver of the motorcycle failing to stop for the fully marked patrol vehicle with lights and sirens activated. The driver of the motorcycle crashed trying to negotiate the curves on 85th Avenue near River Road.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 38-year-old Evart man, was transported by ambulance to Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital where he was then transported by AeroMed. According to Michigan State Police, the driver of the motorcycle is in serious but stable condition. He was not wearing a helmet and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

The incident is still under investigation.



Posted by Emily Grove

Emily is the Herald Review and Pioneer crime and court reporter, covering crime in both Mecosta and Osceola counties. She can be reached by e-mail at emily@pioneergroup.com or by phone at (231) 592-8362.

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