Posted June 8, 2014
A young man is fighting for his life after a motorcycle crash. Sunday, Tyler Norman's family sat down with WOWT 6 News, to explain what
"I just, I don't want to lose my only brother, just it is hard. And just watching my family in there just watching him is just horrifying," says sister Kylie Norman.
Tyler was riding his motorcycle down Avenue A at 36th Street in Council Bluffs, when he collided with a car that was trying to cross the street.
Police say the force of the crash was so great, it flipped the car completely around.
The accident left Tyler with life-threatening injuries.
"He's still in critical condition," says his sister. "But there was bleeding on the brain. And it was swollen, and they had to go in and take the bone out so they could reduce the swelling."
Chris McClelland was one of the first who came to Norman's aid. This crash is just one of many he's seen here.
"The main problem is coming down A, you go this vehicle right here, flying," says McClelland.
Speeding isn't the only issue. When cars come to a stop at the stop sign, the visibility isn't good. It isn't until cars pull out 8 feet past the stop sign that both directions can fully see.
Police say speed is a factor, but they're still investigating. Norman's family is anxiously awaiting answers from doctors.
"Right now they are just keeping an eye on him to see what is going to happen," says Kylie.
The Norman family is hoping for good news soon.
Norman is being treated at Alegent Creighton. His family tells us he was not wearing a helmet, and that they now encourage all motorcyclists to wear them, even if the law doesn't require it.
Police say 21-year-old Tyler Norman was riding westbound on Avenue A when he hit a northbound car at the intersection with North 36th Street just before 4 p.m. Norman was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from the motorcycle.
The driver of the car, 45-year-old Ramona Springman of Manilla, Iowa, suffered minor injuries.