UPDATE: Fiery crash near USU pins man, sends bystanders running to help

A serious accident near USU this morning ended with a motorcycle bursting into flames, and several bystanders running to the aid of the trapped driver. Logan Police Assistant Chief Jeff Curtis says at approximately 11:40 a.m., a single male driver on a 1981 CX 500 motorcycle was driving eastbound on US Highway 89, commonly known as 400 north, in the area of Champ Drive. A 2007 BMW was exiting from a parking lot in that area, heading westbound on US-89 when the single male driver failed to see the motorcycle. Curtis says the motorcyclist, identified as 21-year old Brandon Wright by a family member, laid his bike down and was hit by the car, causing the bike to burst into flames. Wright was pinned under the car, which also caught fire. Curtis says several bystanders who witnessed the crash ran to help, some by lifting the car off of Wright, and some by beating down the flames. Wright was taken to Logan Regional Hospital and then airlifted to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray with broken bones and burns. Wright’s condition is not known but Curtis says he was reported to be alert when transported. The driver of the car was uninjured and has not yet been identified.More information about the accident and status of the Wright will be given as it becomes available. Officials closed down US-89 between 600 East and 1200 East to complete their investigation and clean up of the crash for approximately three-and-a-half hours. The road is now open.

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