DES MOINES, Iowa -- A man is in critical condition after a motorcycle crash in downtown Des Moines.
The crash happened at 2nd Avenue and Crocker Street near Wells Fargo Arena at 1:03 a.m. Saturday. Des Moines police said a northbound motorcyclist lost control, struck the west curb and crashed. There were no other vehicles involved.
Police said the motorcyclist, a 21-year-old Adel man, sustained serious head injuries. He was taken to MercyOne in critical condition. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.
The Des Moines Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating. Right now, they believe excessive speed and failure to maintain control significantly contributed to the crash.