Y student seriously injured in crash



    A BYU student is in critical condition after his car collided with a motorcycle carrying two passengers shortly after midnight on Friday on 900 East in Provo.

    The motorcycle driver was arrested on the scene and is being charged with drug related and traffic offences, according to a news release from the Provo City Police Department.

    Christopher Bentley, 22, a theatre major from Provo, is being treated for severe head and chest injuries at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, said Justin Bentely, 24, Christopher’s brother.

    The motorcycle which hit Bentley was headed east fleeing from a police vehicle when it ran a stop sign on 300 North in an attempt to get across 900 East. In his attempt to cross 900 East, motorcycle driver Samuel Gonzales,35, of Orem, hit Bentley’s red Toyota corolla, which was heading north on 900 East, according to a news release from the Provo City Police Department. Severe damage was done to both vehicles.

    Gonzales and his passenger, a 17-year-old girl from Orem, are in serious condition at UVRMC. Neither motorcycle passenger was wearing a helmet, said Sgt. Scott Finch of the Provo police.

    Jared Turner, 26, a senior majoring in international relations, who was on the scene of the accident shortly after it happened, said the female motorcycle passenger was thrown about 30 yards from the vehicle. According to the news release from the Provo police, she has injuries to her right leg. Gonzales received injuries to his legs, arms and head.

    Sgt. Finch said various drug related articles were found on the scene of the accident. A digital scale, used to measure small amounts of substances, was also on the scene of the accident.

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