Veteran motorcycle rider crashes at 252 mph on Salt Flats

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The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah are pictured on Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah are pictured on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. | Rick Bowmer, AP

SALT LAKE CITY — A 69-year-old veteran motorcycle rider attempting to set a new speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats was injured Friday after officials say he crashed while going approximately 252 mph.

Ralph Hudson, who holds several speed records and once reached 300 mph on the Salt Flats, lost control of his motorcycle about 8:20 a.m. Friday, according to a statement from the Southern California Timing Association.

“Ralph was treated by medical professionals at the scene and transported by ambulance to Life Flight and flown to Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation,” according to the statement.

Hudson’s condition was not immediately available.

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Source:: Deseret News – Utah News

      

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