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A 32-year-old St. Louis man was arrested following a motorcycle accident early this morning (Sept. 6) on West Four Ridge Road west of Old Hwy. 21 in the Otto area that left the man hurt, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.

The man crashed after he reportedly fled from police who tried to pull him over on Hwy. 30 in the Fenton area for an alleged traffic violation, said Cpl. Juston Wheetley of the highway patrol.

He said after authorities sent out an alert about the suspect allegedly fleeing the attempted traffic stop, a trooper spotted the motorcycle traveling at a “high rate of speed” around Hwy. 21 and shortly after that came upon the crash scene.

The accident occurred around 12:15 a.m., when the suspect was riding a 2008 Kawasaki EX650 north on West Four Ridge Road and failed to negotiate a right turn, which caused the bike to run off the left side of the road and strike a rock, the report said.

The suspect was moderately injured and taken by Rock Township Ambulance to Mercy Hospital South in south St. Louis County, and then he was transferred to Mercy Hospital St. Louis in Creve Coeur.

He was wearing a helmet, the patrol reported.

The motorcycle was moderately damaged, the report said.

The patrol arrested the man at the hospital this morning for resisting arrest by flight, according to the report.

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