October 22, 2020

Lorain man dies after crashing motorized bicycle into utility pole, police say

LORAIN, Ohio — A 40-year-old man died after crashing his motorized bicycle into a utility pole Tuesday afternoon, police say.

Michael Mahan of Lorain died in the crash that happened just after 1 p.m. at the intersection of Fulton Road and East 28th Street, Lorain police said in a news release.

Mahan was thrown from the bike after he lost control during a left-hand turn onto East 28th Street and crashed into a utility pole, police said.

MetroHealth LifeFlight took Mahan to the hospital where he later died from his injuries, police said.

Mahan was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

This crash marks the fifth fatal crash in Lorain, police said, and is under investigation.

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