MedFlight responded to an accident between a motorcycle and small SUV in Nappanee Saturday afternoon.
It happened around 3:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 6 at the intersection with C.R. 11.
Police say the motorcyclist, 49-year-old George Bommarito of Petoskey, Michigan, attempted to pass an SUV when the 18-year-old driver of that vehicle abruptly turned left.
Bommarito struck the driver-side door of the SUV. He was airlifted to the hospital with an incapacitating head injury, say police.
Investigators say Bommarito was wearing a helmet.