UPDATE: MU Health Care spokesman Eric Maze tells 939 the Eagle that 20-year-old Erich Butler has been upgraded to fair condition at University Hospital in Columbia.
HERE IS OUR ORIGINAL STORY:
A Columbia motorcyclist suffers serious injuries in a weekend crash on Highway 54 in Jefferson City.
The Jefferson City Police Department says 20-year-old Erich Butler was eastbound near the Jefferson street overpass early Saturday evening when he failed to negotiate the sharp curve and struck the guardrail.
Mr. Butler, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected from the motorcycle and landed on the highway. JCPD officers say he’s been taken to a Columbia hospital for treatment.
Traffic was diverted to Madison street for about 90 minutes after the crash. The incident happened at about 6:45 pm on Saturday.