A Marion motorcyclist died early yesterday morning after his 2007 Harley Davidson jumped a curb and plowed into a utility pole in Fairhaven, police said.
The bike ended up on a lawn near a McDonald’s restaurant, police said. The identity of the 38-year-old biker was not immediately released.
Police said the fatal crash occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. yesterday at the intersection of Route 6 and Washington Street.
Fairhaven police Sgt. Kevin W. Kobza said when officers arrived they found the man in a grassy area outside a tire shop.
He was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later, Kobza said.
A preliminary investigation “indicates the motorcycle left the roadway just east of Washington Street and went up on the sidewalk. It appears the vehicle traveled a short distance on the sidewalk prior to striking a utility pole,” Kobza said in a statement.
After the rider was ejected, the Harley kept going eastbound before coming to a stop near the McDonald’s.
The crash remains under investigation, Kobza said.