By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
WYANDOTTE — A 55-year-old Lincoln Park man on a motorcycle sped away after a police officer noticed him, which ended in a crash and his hospitalization, after the unlicensed man drove an unregistered motorcycle without a plate, helmet, insurance or front brakes through the intersection of Baumey and 13th streets, crashing into a Ford F-150 pickup.
The man was driving through the Wilson Middle School parking lot on May 19 when he noticed a police officer watching him, and he did an abrupt U-turn and fled. However, he lost control of the motorcycle and was unable to stop at the nearby intersection. The police officer heard the crash occur before he could initiate pursuit.
The man admitted to not having a valid driver’s license or insurance for the motorcycle, which did not have a license plate. The motorcycle vehicle identification number was not registered. The man said he bought it from an Indiana motorcycle club, and did not think the motorcycle was stolen.
A preliminary breath test determined that there was no alcohol in his system.
The man, who began to experience pain following the crash, was taken to the hospital by ambulance, and the motorcycle was impounded and towed. The Ford F-150 pickup he hit had minor damage to the passenger side front bumper.