CEDAR CITY — A Southern Utah University student sustained serious injuries after his motorcycle crashed into the passenger side of a car Tuesday afternoon near campus.

The accident occurred at the intersection of 800 West and 200 South just before 5:30 p.m., Cedar City Police Cpl. Dustin Orton said. The motorcycle was going west on 200 South when it hit the northbound car.

The student's religious leader identified him as Scott Moxon, a freshman from Provo, according to SUU News.

Moxon was not wearing a helmet and sustained multiple serious injuries, Orton said. He was transported to Valley View Medical Center. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured.

Moxon was later taken by medical helicopter to a Las Vegas hospital in critical condition, SUU News reported.

— Madeleine Brown