A Tracy man is in a coma, lying in a hospital bed three days after he reportedly crashed his new motorcycle into a parked van.
The crash happened at about 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Westgate subdivision. Tracy police officer Vince Weyant said the rider, Kevin Severson, 19, didn’t appear to be speeding as he headed east on Jerrold Zanzi Lane, but he apparently veered wide and crashed into a parked van as he turned left onto Michael Drive.
The person who called police said the man, who was not wearing a helmet, was unconscious and clearly had a serious head injury.
Medi-Flight landed a helicopter at Lammers Road and Westgate Drive and rushed Severson to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto.
Weyant said Severson’s new Kawasaki motorcycle was designed for off-road use, but there were no immediate indications that there was anything in the road or any mechanical problems with the motorcycle that could have caused the crash.
Weyant said the crash is still under investigation. He said doctors have kept Severson in an induced coma in an intensive care unit as they treat him for a head injury, but he is listed in stable condition. He also reportedly suffered broken bones to the right side of his face, a broken jaw and a broken leg.