Motorcyclist's Injuries Considered Life-Threatening After Morning Accident

By: Josh Mabry
By: Josh Mabry

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A motorcyclist was being treated Monday for life-threatening injuries following a morning accident in Topeka.

Topeka Police responded just before 8:00 a.m. to the report of a single vehicle accident in the 4200 block of Topeka Boulevard. When they arrived the found a 50-year-old man, who they say had been throw from his bike.

Police say the driver was southbound on Topeka Boulevard when his motorcycle left the roadway. He was not wearing a helmet, according to officials on scene.

The man was transported to a local hospital with what were first considered non-life threatening injuries. Police later told 13 News that reports of life-threatening injuries associated with the accident were accurate.

The motorcyclist's name was released by police Monday afternoon. He was identified as Robert S. Rypinski of Topeka.

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