Motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in Portage crash

Posted at 5:35 PM, Aug 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-24 17:36:00-04

PORTAGE, Mich.  — The Portage Department of Public Safety says a motorcyclist was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after losing control of his bike Saturday afternoon on Shaver Road.

That’s between Centre and Vanderbilt Avenues.  It happened just before 3 p.m.

PDPS says the motorcycle struck a curb and the 48-year-old driver was thrown onto the roadway. No other vehicles or people were involved.

Police say the man is from Portage. He was treated at the scene by firefighters and then taken to Ascension Borgess Hospital.

The southbound lanes of Shaver Road were closed for about an hour to 90 minutes while police investigated on scene.

Anyone with more information should call Portage Public Safety at 269-329-4567, or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.