Carolyn Fleegle

Motorcyclist Injured in Accident on West Pike

by Carolyn Fleegle on September 8, 2010 at 5:47 am

A motorcyclist is rushed to the hospital after an accident on the West Pike.

It happened just before 4:00 p.m. Tuesday in front of Hopewell Elementary School.

According to Trooper Wilson with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol the driver of the motorcycle was heading east on U.S. 40 and rear ended a vehicle that was slowed down in traffic.

Authorities say the motorcyclist then swerved off the road and landed into a ditch.

Trooper Wilson says the man was taken by National Trails E.M.S to Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital with lacerations to his leg.

Trooper Wilson says the driver will be cited with not having an assured clear distance ahead