UPDATE: Motorcyclist still in critical condition

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | 12:53 p.m. CDT; updated 4:47 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 13, 2010

COLUMBIA — A man is still in critical condition Tuesday after his motorcycle collided with a Columbia Para Transit bus Monday afternoon, according to a spokesperson for University Hospital.

As previously reported by the Missourian, Michael Heaston, 34, of Centralia, was driving west on Vandiver Drive as the city bus was crossing Vandiver, going southbound on Burlington Street. The motorcycle fell on its side and collided with the bus when Heaston moved to the turn lane trying to avoid an accident, police said.

Heaston was taken via ambulance to University Hospital Monday, where he remains in critical condition after surgery.


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Russell Elliott July 14, 2010 | 7:20 a.m.

I am the x father in law of Mike Heaston,the bike rider. He was removed from his life support last night July 13th. He passed away at 9:26pm . We loved him greatly and will miss him dearly. Please keep his wife , and three children in your prayers . Thank you

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Joy Mayer July 14, 2010 | 8:04 a.m.

Thank you for letting us know, Mr. Elliott. I'm so sorry for your loss. We'll update our story this morning.
— Joy Mayer,

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