Motorcyclist critically injured in crash of Harley Davidson after mechanical malfunction, police say

Crash happened around 10:40 p.m. in 10100 block of Roosevelt Ave.

SAN ANTONIO – A motorcyclist was critically injured Monday night after losing control of his bike on the city’s South Side and crashing.

Police say the crash — that happened around 10:40 p.m. in the 10100 block of Roosevelt Avenue, just south of Loop 410 — was caused by a mechanical malfunction.

According to police, a 54-year-old man was riding on a Harley Davidson and was traveling southbound on Roosevelt when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

Emergency crews responded and performed life-saving measures on the man. He was taken by ambulance to Brooke Army Medical Center for his injuries.

A preliminary police report said the motorcycle had a mechanical malfunction, which caused the man to lose traction on the roadway and fall off. He was not wearing a helmet.

The San Antonio Police Department, the San Antonio Fire Department, and EMS all answered the call.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing, police said.

*Note: A previous version of this story with information from the scene stated that the man had died. A preliminary police report says he is presently listed in critical condition.

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