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Rider critical after crashing stolen motorcycle in Las Vegas

Updated October 24, 2017 - 5:02 am

A man was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday morning after crashing a stolen motorcycle in the central valley.

The crash was reported at 1:25 a.m. on South Topaz Street near Tropicana Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Sgt. Robert Stauffer of Metro’s fatal crash detail said no one witnessed the crash. It was reported by a passing driver who saw the Yamaha XVS 950 and rider, a man between 25 and 30 years old, down on Topaz Street.

The initial investigation showed the man, who did not appear to be wearing a helmet, was thrown off the motorcycle after he crashed into a block wall and a utility pole. The rider was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in “extremely critical condition” with head trauma, Stauffer said.

The Yamaha was reported stolen Saturday night, Stauffer said.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter.

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