South Bend motorcyclist, 37, seriously injured in crash At LaSalle & Niles Avenues


A South Bend man was hospitalized in critical condition after a crash involving two motorcycles and a Jeep.

The collision happened around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at East LaSalle Avenue and Niles Avenue in South Bend.

Officers arrived to find the Jeep with damage to the right front and two downed motorcycles.

The Jeep driver was traveling eastbound on LaSalle and was trying to turn left on Niles when the crash occurred with the first bike.

The impact caused the first bike to hit the second bike.

The 28-year-old Jeep driver and the second motorcyclist,  44, suffered minor injuries.

The first motorcyclist, the 37-year-old South Bend man, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and remains in critical condition.

The St. Joseph County Fatal Crash Team was activated to assist with the investigation.


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