UPDATE @ 5:22 a.m.:
A man was flown to the hospital after losing control of his motorcycle and crashing on Michael Road around 3 a.m.
According to Butler County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Jeff Schuster, emergency crews responded to a call reporting that a motorcycle traveling west on Michael Road lost control and left the road. The rider was thrown from the motorcycle.
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The driver, a man in his 50s, was unconscious when medics arrived. Although his condition is currently unknown, Schuster said that the man was not wearing a helmet, and that speed appeared to be a factor in the crash. It is unclear if drugs or alcohol was a factor.
The speed limit on Michael Road is normally 45 mph. However, Schuster said that the office especially recommends driving slower on side roads like this at night during the summer.
“You get a lot of wildlife that runs back and forth across the road, especially for loud motorcycles; it has a tendency to stir them up [...] off the sides of the road and run out into your path. So, we always recommend that you go a little under the speed limit as you’re traversing through these back roads, because you never know what’s going to run out in front of you,” he said.
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Emergency crews are responding to a crash involving a motorcycle in the 7300 block of Michael Road in Madison Township.
CareFlight has been requested to the scene.
We are working to learn more, and will update this story as we receive more information.
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