Two motorcycle-involved crashes resulting in serious injuries caused road closures and kept Colorado Springs police busy Sunday night.
Colorado Avenue was closed between Pikes Peak Avenue and Institute Street from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. when the male driver of a motorcycle lost control of the bike, ejecting him and a female passenger, police said.
The driver suffered life-threatening injuries to his head and chest, and was listed in serious condition at the intensive care unit of a local hospital as of Sunday night, according to police.
The female passenger sustained bruises and a fractured foot.
A second motorcycle crash happened around 10:45 p.m. on Woodmen Road, east of Union Boulevard, shutting the intersection down for three hours, police said.
According to Colorado Springs Police Major Accident Unit detectives on scene, the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Union Boulevard and did not stop at a red light, striking a Honda sedan traveling eastbound.
A second car was also involved in the crash, as the drivers of both vehicles tried to avoid the bike, police said.
The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and was listed in critical condition, police said.
No one was arrested or cited for this crash, but the investigation remained active.