Update: Motorcyclist who plummeted from Connector June 27

sdeter@idahostatesman.comJuly 3, 2013 

— Boise police credit a motorcylist's helmet for his survival after a bizarre crash on June 27.

Traffic was diverted off the Connector at River Street for a few hours as police tried to figure out how a 33-year-old Boise man flipped off his motorcycle and landed in Rhodes Skate Park below the Connector.

Investigators said it appeared that the man failed to negotiate a curve, hit the barrier and skidded about 100 feet along the barrier. He was then thrown off his bike and landed in the park. The motorcycle stayed on the Connector.

Excessive speed appears to be a factor in the crash, police said.

The man fell about 30 feet, but witnesses said he was conscious when he landed in the park.

Police said Wednesday night that the man has been flown to Salt Lake City for further treatment of his injuries, which are serious but not life-threatening.

No charges have been filed, and the crash remains under investigation.

Sean Deter: 377-6450; Twitter: IDS_Deter

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