A motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash in Genoa Township. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle versus motorcycle injury crash on Challis Road. The crash occurred when a Ducati motorcycle slowed down on a dirt/gravel road and was struck by a Honda motorcycle. Both motorcycle operators were transported to the U of M Hospital, with the Detroit resident in critical condition and the Howell resident in serious condition. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, and the incident is still under investigation. Mike and Jon Got It Going On reported
Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Genoa Township Crash
A serious crash occurred on Friday night in Genoa Township, leaving a motorcyclist in critical condition.
According to reports from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene of a motorcycle versus motorcycle collision on Challis Road, west of Dorr Road, at around 9:25 p.m.
Preliminary investigations suggest that two motorcycles were traveling westbound on Challis Road, approaching Dorr Road. As the road surface changed from asphalt to dirt/gravel, the lead motorcycle, a 2021 Ducati Panigale ridden by a 41-year-old man from Howell, began to slow down. However, the second motorcycle, a 1981 Honda CN750 driven by a 41-year-old man from Detroit, failed to slow down and collided with the first motorcycle.
Both motorcycle riders were transported to the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor by Livingston County EMS. The motorcyclist from Detroit is currently in critical condition, while the Howell resident is in serious but stable condition. It should be noted that neither rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
While alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, excessive speed may have contributed to the collision. The road remained closed for approximately three hours to facilitate the investigation and clean-up process.
Assisting the deputies at the scene were personnel from the Brighton Police Department, Livingston County EMS, and Brighton Area Fire Department.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau is currently conducting an investigation into the incident.