(Indiana's NewsCenter) -- Two motorcycle crashes overnight across northeast Indiana leave both drivers with serious head injuries after not wearing helmets.
The first crash happened at 7:14 p.m. Saturday in DeKalb County. An Ashley Police Officer tried to pull Daniel McMahon over after for traffic violations in Ashley, Ind. Instead of complying, McMahon, 37, of Auburn, Ind., sped up on his Honda bike and led officers on a chase on County Road 20.
According to the police report, McMahon was driving at a high rate of speed and did not have full control over his bike when he drove up the embankment west of County Road 23. McMahon flew almost 160 feet with his bike before wrecking in a field on the north side of CR 20.
McMahon started walking away from the crash. But police stopped him and then gave him over to paramedics on scene. He was sent to a local hospital in critical condition. As of last night, McMahon was unresponsive and suffering from a head injury.
Police said McMahon was not wearing a helmet. Criminal charges are pending.
The second motorcycle accident happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday just West of 1000 E on SR 120. Shawn Sasser, 40, of Montpelier, Ohio, was driving a 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle East on State Road 120 near the state line.
Sasser's motorcycle drifted off the south side of the road causing him to crash and skid to the ground. Steuben County Sheriffs say he was not wearing a helmet.
Sasser was flown from the scene by Samaritan to a local hospital with head injuries. Police believe alcohol was a factor in the crash. This personal injury crash is still under investigation.
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