Motorcyclist hurt in crash near 28th & Dodge streets

SUV driver cited for running red light
Motorcyclist hurt in crash near 28th & Dodge streets
Posted at 4:44 PM, Oct 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-11 23:07:59-04

A motorcyclist was injured after colliding with an SUV running a red light Wednesday afternoon near 28th & Dodge streets.



Just before 2:18 p.m., a motorcyclist on a blue 2017 Suzuki GSX r1000 was traveling westbound on Dodge Street when he hit the side of a white 2009 Chevrolet Equinox as it was northbound on 28th Street, near the Interstate 480 North on-ramp, OPD officers said. 

Witnesses said Shannon Barritt, 49, of Des Moines, ran a red light, OPD said. Barritt was cited for traffic signal violation and improper display of plates.

The 21-year-old motorcyclist, who officers said was wearing a helmet, was taken to Nebraska Medicine with serious — but not life-threatening — injuries, including multiple facial fractures, a compound arm fracture, numerous abrasions, and a severe concussion, the OPD release states. 

Speed and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation, the OPD release states.