Undated (KSDK) - Three separate motorcycle crashes on Sunday have left four people hospitalized with serious injuries according to the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Two of the incidents were in St. Charles County. The first was around 5:00 p.m. yesterday on Highway 94 west of Route D near the Busch Wildlife area.
Samuel Hernandez Santana, 32 of Wentzville, was eastbound when he lost control of his motorcycle , crossing the centerline and colliding head-on with a westbound pick-up truck.
Hernandez Santana and his passenger, 34 year old Jessenia Tirado Rosario of Wentzville were both taken to Mercy Hospital in Creve Couer after they were thrown from the motorcycle.
Around 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening, another crash on Highway 94 west of Northlind Drive left 55 year old Mark Clayton of St. Peters seriously hurt.
Investigators say Clayton was eastbound when he swerved to avoid a deer in the road. The cycle left the pavement and collided with a guard rail. Clayton was also taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.
And in Ste. Genevieve County, a northbound motorcycle driven by 33 year old Matthew Harman of Festus resulted in severe injuries.
Troopers say Harman was northbound on Route-B when he lost his helmet. As the victim reached to hold on to the head gear, he lost control of the motorcycle and crashed.
Harman was airlifted to St. Louis University Hospital.