Man suffers ‘significant trauma’ after crashing motorcycle, airlifted to Phoenix

Witnesses say man lost control of motorcycle on White Spar in Prescott

A man in his 30s is loaded into a Native Air helicopter, which transported him to a Phoenix hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed Saturday, March 31, on White Spar Road in Prescott. (PFD/Courtesy)

A man in his 30s is loaded into a Native Air helicopter, which transported him to a Phoenix hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed Saturday, March 31, on White Spar Road in Prescott. (PFD/Courtesy)

White Spar Road was closed for nearly an hour Saturday afternoon in Prescott after a man in his 30s lost control of his motorcycle and crashed, sustaining “significant trauma” to his body.

He was airlifted by a Native Air helicopter and transported to a Phoenix hospital to receive treatment. An update on the man’s condition, or his exact age and name, was not available at press time Sunday.

Prescott Fire, Southern Yavapai Fire and a Lifeline Ambulance responded to reports of a motorcycle crash when the man was found helmeted and conscious. Witnesses reported the man lost control of his motorcycle on the tight curves of White Spar Road, just south of downtown Prescott.

“The fire department would like to remind everyone that while helmets are not required by law for adults in our state, they provide a significant level of protection to one’s head and help keep traumatic accidents like this one from being fatal,” Prescott Fire Department spokesman E. Conrad Jackson said in a release Sunday.

— The Daily Courier