Man in Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash in Downtown Des Moines

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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.

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