These photos show a 2004 Yamaha YZF-R1 that, according to a Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff’s Deputy, “virtually disintegrated” when its 19-year-old rider lost control at 157mph during a pursuit. Failing to handle “a gradual curve” the bike and rider travelled 348 feet off-road before impacting the concrete base of a traffic signal pole. At that point, Noe Marcos Colazo of Tempe, Arizona separated from the R1, flying a further 104 feet. Noe was transported to hospital in critical condition and will face Aggravated DUI, Reckless Driving and Criminal Speed charges. The Yamaha is not expected to make a full recovery.

Photos: Pinal County Sheriff's Department

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