A Salt Lake man who police say crashed on a motorcycle and struck a utility pole while trying to evade an officer was in satisfactory condition at LDS Hospital.

The man, 23, suffered head injuries and abrasions the accident at 12:17 a.m. Saturday.According to the police report, a man on a motorcycle was traveling north on Fifth East in excess of 80 mph attempting to evade the officer. He turned west on South Temple, skidded, struck the curb and hit his head on a metal utility pole.

He was taken to LDS Hospital, where he was placed under arrest, the report said.