Caught on video: State Patrol releases video of motorcycle crash as safety reminder

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Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:14 PM EDT
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BATAVIA, Ohio (WXIX) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a video to Twitter Thursday of a motorcycle crash in Clermont County to remind riders to drive safely.

The crash happened around 7:08 p.m. on May 22 on Goshen Road near State Route 131 in Stonelick Township.

Sgt. Tyler Ross with OSHP says a 2015 Kronrief & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen (KTM) RC8 was headed north on Goshen Road when the rider lost control of his motorcycle and it turned over in the road.

The biker fell off the KTM and rolled across the ground as the motorcycle continued off the left side of the road into a ditch, striking a culvert and a tree, Sgt. Ross said.

Ross says the biker had extensive road rash and was taken by ambulance to Bethesda North Hospital but avoided serious injury.

The biker was cited for failure to control.

According to OSHP, over 20,000 motorcycle-involved crashes have occurred on Ohio roadways since 2018 and the number of crashes has increased each of the last five years.

Nearly 1,000 of those crashes were fatal, troopers said.

The video from OSHP ends with the message, “Motorcyclists should ride responsibly, trained and defensively. This means riding with an endorsement, wearing proper safety equipment, all while obeying all traffic laws, and never riding impaired.”

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