By LeaAnne Klentzman
On Thursday evening about 5:30pm, Sugar Land police were called to the scene of a single vehicle motorcycle accident near the intersection of Coachlight and Hickory Run in the Colony Bend subdivision.
According to a city spokesperson, the motorcycle driver, Stephen Matusek, 57, of Sugar Land either stopped or swerved to avoid a vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle. According to witnesses, Matusek was reportedly traveling at about 40 mph, and not wearing a helmet, when he lost control of his bike, struck a curb, then a utility pole, finally being thrown from his bike.
According to EMS, Matusek was conscious and alert but was suffering from chest and possible internal injuries.
At the accident scene Matisek spent over 30 minutes lying on the ground or on a gurney bleeding before he was put in an ambulance, driven to the First Colony Middle School parking lot. Then again transferred into a chopper to be transferred to a Houston trauma center.
All the while, he was less than 10 minutes away from at least two Sugar Land hospitals. Either of which would have gotten him to Life Flight just as well; if necessary. According to one witness, “The majority of the patient’s Golden Hour, 5:45 to 6:20, was spent sitting in an ambulance just minutes from an Emergency Room waiting on his flight to the Houston Med Center; which was at least another 10 minutes away.”
No further information was available on Matusek’s injuries at press time.