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Motorcyclist injured in case of road rage

Motorcyclist injured in case of road rage



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A father and his son are in the hospital after a scuffle on the road. They were on a motorcycle and got into a disagreement with the driver of a car.

The 50-year-old man had his 9-year-old son on the back of his motorcycle riding near 100 North and 400 East in Centerville last night. Police say the man apparently became angry when the driver of a car threw her cigarette butt out the window.

Sgt. Niles Bartleson says the motorcyclist pulled up beside the car and yelled at her. "It's while they were driving and still moving that this yelling was going back and forth," he said.

The car and bike ended up sideswiping each other. The man and boy were thrown off. The boy was wearing a helmet and should be fine. His father, who was not wearing a helmet, is in critical condition.

Sgt. Bartleson says people need to calm down. "If you are that upset, pull over to the side of the road and call 911 to report the incident," he suggested.

E-mail: mrichards@ksl.com

Mary Richards

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