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Man critically injured in Sunday morning motorcycle crash

A 22-year-old man was airlifted to Wichita after losing control of a motorcycle he was driving Sunday morning.

According to the Great Bend Police Department, at approximately 5:35 a.m. Sunday, a GBPD officer observed a subject riding a motorcycle westbound on the south sidewalk in the 4600 block of 10th Street. As the officer was attempting to catch up to the motorcycle to conduct a traffic stop, the motorcycle swerved into the grass next to the sidewalk. 

The motorcycle operator, later identified as Jaxen Davis, 22, lost control and landed on the sidewalk, striking his head on the concrete. Great Bend Fire Department personnel provided treatment and transported Davis to the University of Kansas Health System - Great Bend Campus. He was later flown to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita with a skull fracture. He is reported to be in critical, but stable condition. GBPD reports Davis was not wearing any protective equipment during this incident. 

This incident is currently under investigation. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to the crash. 

Anyone with information on this case or any other case is encouraged to contact GBPD by calling 620-793-4120 or Barton County Crime Stoppers at 620-792-1300.