Published: May 15, 2014 1:19 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Cape Coral Police are investigating a serious motorcycle crash that happened on the 1300 block of Shelby Pkwy. yesterday just after 5:15 p.m.

According to police, a motorcyclist, later identified as 21-year-old Jeffrey Paul Larrimore Jr., took off as an officer was trying to stop him for his erratic driving, and crashed in a South Cape Coral neighborhood. 

The rider sustained life-threatening injuries and was sent as a trauma-alert to Lee Memorial Hospital.

Larrimore was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

This crash is not alcohol or drug related.

The investigation is ongoing.