A Tremonton man is in critical condition after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a truck on August 22.
Blayne Cooper, 57, was driving his 2006 Kawasaki northwest on SR-102 near the intersection with Faust Valley Road when a 1996 GMC pickup truck, driven by 18-year-old Joshua Spicker of Bothwell pulled out in front of him, according to witnesses. Cooper was not able to stop and suffered multiple injuries.
According to Utah Highway Patrol, Spicker has a suspended driver’s license and is being investigated for driving under the influence. One male passenger in the truck, an 18-year-old male who also had been drinking alcohol, suffered a broken nose. No one else in the truck was injured.
Cooper was transported to Bear River Valley hospital by ambulance and later transported by Life flight to McKay Dee Hospital in Ogden. He has multiple broken ribs, his legs were shattered, has possible broken arms, punctured lungs, broken hip and his spleen has been removed. As of Friday he was still unconscious and in critical condition.
An investigation is ongoing.