Stories tagged with: Motorcycle

June 9, 2014 - 3:53pm
4 weeks 5 days ago

In less than a month authorities have investigated two fatal motorcycle accidents in Muskingum County and a local expert is giving some life saving tips at a crucial time.

According to the Director of Trauma at Genesis Hospital , David Davis motorcycle accidents occur due to a variety of reasons including drinking, awareness and experience.

" Younger riders are more at risk," said Davis. The largest study of motorcycles in the Hope Report notes that that younger riders...

May 24, 2014 - 9:41am
7 weeks 1 day ago

 The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a fatal crash that occurred at approximately 6:35 p.m. Friday evening on Sugar Grove Road in Fairfield County.

According to the Highway Patrol, 36-year-old Brandon R. Clary of Westerville was traveling northbound on Sugar Grove Road on a 2001 Honda CB 600 motorcycle with his passenger, 43-year-old Cheri L. Lutz of Zanesville.  The motorcycle went left of center around a curve striking a Ford Explorer...

May 18, 2014 - 6:38pm
7 weeks 6 days ago

With the sunshine and mild temperatures, several motorcyclists were out today. Two motorcycle accidents occurred locally.

Earlier this morning, a two vehicle accident occurred at 369 Main St. in Duncan Falls. The driver of the car, 31 year old John Mahon of Philo was stopped, waiting to turn into a private drive. The driver of the motorcycle, 64 year old Ronald Mercer failed to stop and struck the rear of the vehicle. He was ejected from his bike. He was transported to Genesis.Trooper...

May 12, 2014 - 2:15pm
8 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz is releasing more details from a fatal accident Sunday night.

The Muskingum County Sheriffs Department received a call just after 8pm concerning an accident on Frazeysburg Rd. in the 9200 block near Fulton Lane. The driver, 27 year old Jayjuan Sherrell, was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger, 19 year old Mariah Swingle suffered serious injures.

"She was transported by the Dresden Emergency Squad into Genesis. They were going to...

April 7, 2014 - 4:24pm
13 weeks 5 days ago

With the weather finally beginning to warm up, the State Highway Patrol is urging drivers to watch out for motorcyclists on county roads.

Lt. Matt Boyd says last year in Muskingum County there were 42 motorcycle crashes and of that number five were fatalities. He says some of these accidents can be prevented by looking out for riders.

" People traveling in cars need to pay attention to motorcycles. It seems as though they don't get the recognition or respect on the roadway....

September 1, 2013 - 4:55pm
44 weeks 6 days ago

At approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday morning the Lancaster Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated a single vehicle crash that occurred on US-22 just west of Amanda Northern Road, in Fairfield County.

James O. Bigerton, 45 of Carroll, Ohio was traveling westbound in 2007 Honda motorcycle when the patrol says he drove off of the roadway and overturned.

At approximately 6:00 a.m a passerby observed the crash and called 911. The Amanda Fire Department along...

August 3, 2013 - 9:53am
49 weeks 1 day ago

On Friday night around 9 p.m. the Coshocton County Sheriff's office received a call in reference to a motorcycle accident with injuries on Linton Twp Rd. 121.

Timothy Yoder, 46 of Tuscarawas County was driving south bound on TR 121 when he says he swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle. Yoder lost control and suffered minor injuries. He was sent to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. His passenger Melissa Dickson, 50 of Belmont County was flown from the scene by Med-Flight to...

May 25, 2013 - 2:00pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

According to the Newark Division of Police, Newark police and fire responded to a crash on the SR 79 northbound ramp at 9:11 p.m. Friday evening.

Captain Craig Riley said in a statement that Richard Mitchell, 56, of Newark was driving northbound on SR 79 attempting to exit SR 16 westbound when Mitchell lost control of his Kawasaki motorcycle and crashed into a guardrail and lamppost.

Mitchell went off the right side of the roadway and was pronounced dead at the...

May 23, 2013 - 6:27pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The Rushing Wind Biker Church's Biker Fest is coming up June 7-9. The annual event was started 11 years ago as a way to bring the community, local clubs and ministries together.

"It's a weekend where we invite all of the bikers and surrounding community to come and be a part of a great weekend of guest speakers and some great music," said Michael McGuire, Pastor at Rushing Wind Biker Church.

There will be bikers riding into Zanesville from Kentucky, the Carolinas,...

April 28, 2013 - 12:22pm
1 year 10 weeks ago

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle crash that happened Saturday night in Salt Lick Township.

Troopers from the Lancaster Patrol Post in Perry County responded to a call at 7:14 p.m. from a driver reporting an accident.

According to the OSHP, Michael R. Starlin, 53, of Zanesville was driving westbound on SR-155 on his Harley Davidson when he lost control of his motorcycle. Starlin traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a pole, ejecting...

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