COMMERCE TOWNSHIP (WWJ) – Authorities say a motorcyclist who was thrown off his bike and seriously injured in a crash overnight might have been under the influence of alcohol.
The crash happened around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Cooley Lake Road and Switzerland Drive in Commerce Township.
According to police, the 24-year-old White Lake Township man was operating a 2013 Honda motorcycle westbound on Cooley Lake Road from Union Lake Road when he failed to negotiate a curve.
Police say the man drove off of the roadway and struck a mailbox and a cyclone fence, and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet.
After paramedics had stabilized the man, he was transported to Botsford Hospital in Farmington in serious condition.
According to police, alcohol may be a factor in the crash.
No other vehicles were involved, and no one else was injured.
An investigation is ongoing.