State And Regional

Man loses leg, another suffering life-threatening injuries after 2 motorcycles crash in Ohio

SUGAR CREEK TOWNSHIP — A man lost his leg after two motorcycles crashed into each other in northeast Ohio Sunday evening.

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol was called to U.S. Route 62 in Sugar Creek Township at around 8:45 p.m. for a two motorcycle crash, dispatchers for state troopers said, according to 19 News.

An investigation of the incident revealed a Yamaha motorcycle was traveling eastbound on the highway with the husband driving and the wife riding as the passenger. An opposing Harley Davidson motorcycle was driving westbound on the same highway, occupied by a single man.

The Harley Davidson traveled left of the center line and struck the Yamaha, causing both motorcycles to overturn.

All three riders were thrown from their motorcycles.

The Yamaha’s driver was transported to Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital, then to Akron General Hospital for further treatment. It was at that hospital that the man lost his leg, a spokesperson for the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The wife suffered minor injuries and was treated at Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital.

The Harley Davidson’s driver suffered life-threatening injuries. As a result, he was taken to Aultman Hospital for ongoing treatment.

The spokesperson informed that none of the occupants were wearing their helmets at the time of the crash.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol led the investigation into the crash.

We will update this story as it develops.

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