Update: Greenfield Man Suffers Severe Head Injuries in Motorcycle Crash

The crash occurred on the west side of town in the 5000 block of South 116th Street.

Updated 1:45 p.m. Monday.

Update: The Greenfield Police Department has identified the victim in the crash as 20-year-old Robert Hassler.

Police said that Hassler was in "grave condition" as of Monday morning, though one poster on the Support Robert Hassler Jr's Battle/Recover Facebook page indicated he had "showed improvement" today as he recovers from head trauma.

Original story, posted at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 23: The is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Wednesday afternoon in the 5000 block of South 116th Street, near and .

According to police, units responded to the single-vehicle crash at approximately 1:20 p.m.

A 20-year-old male Greenfield resident was the operator and sole rider of a motorcycle that was traveling northbound on South 116th Street. The operator, who was not wearing a helment, lost control of the motorcycle, left the roadway and crashed. He sustained severe head injuries and was transported to Froedtert hospital by ambulance.

The initial investigation and witness statements indicate the operator was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempting a stunt when he lost control. It is unknown if alcohol is a factor at this time.

David Cotey November 28, 2011 at 08:09 PM
Greenfield Patch's prayers are with Robert and his family.
Randy Brown November 28, 2011 at 10:14 PM
Thank you guys for the support and notable mentions. I can assure you alcohol wasn't a factor. Rob's a fighter so we're just waiting for him to fight this through to the finish line where his friends, family and other loved ones will be waiting for him.
Anonymous McGee November 29, 2011 at 06:44 PM
It is with a heavy heart that I share the fact that Robert Hassler passed away today around 11:00am from the injuries sustained in this accident.
rachel November 30, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Robert was a loved son, brother, cousin, nephew , godson, friend to many. He will be missed everyday . Thank u everyone for ur support and prayers. It is going to be a long and sad emotional recovery for loved ones


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