Motorcyclist in critical condition after crashing into SLO building

A motorcycle crashed into this building on Tank Farm Road on Tuesday morning.
A motorcycle crashed into this building on Tank Farm Road on Tuesday morning. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

UPDATE 12:15 p.m.: The man who crashed a motorcycle into a building on Tank Farm Road has been identified as Wyatt Chan, 20, of San Luis Obispo, according to San Luis Obispo police.

Chan was headed west on Tank Farm when his motorcycle left the roadway for an unknown reason and hit the building, according to a news release. Chan was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering major injuries. A passerby found him around 7:12 a.m. and called 911, police said.

Chan was taken to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, where he is in critical condition, according to police. Officers didn't find a helmet at the scene, so they aren't sure if Chan was wearing one.

No other vehicles are believed to have been involved in the crash, police said.

Officers haven't been able to find any witnesses. Anyone who witnessed the crash can call San Luis Obispo police at 781-7317.

Original story: San Luis Obispo police are investigating the cause of a motorcycle crash into a building in the 200 block of Tank Farm Road, east of Long Street, this morning.

The crash happened at 7:14 a.m. The motorcycle driver was taken to a local hospital; the extent of his injuries was not immediately known, said Lt. Bill Proll.

The motorcycle also struck a water line; PG&E responded to shut off the power and Southern California Gas Co. shut off the gas. Proll said he believed the building is vacant.