Motorcycle operator injured in crash

March 16, 2016
Rescue personnel prepare to transfer a motorcycle operator into an ambulance following an accident near Vanceburg Wednesday afternoon as Deputy Eric Poynter examines the motorcycle. - Photo by Dennis Brown

Rescue personnel prepare to transfer a motorcycle operator into an ambulance following an accident near Vanceburg Wednesday afternoon as Deputy Eric Poynter examines the motorcycle.
– Photo by Dennis Brown

A Vanceburg man was injured Wednesday afternoon when a reported gust of wind caused the motorcycle he was operating to go out of control and crash.
Deputy Eric Poynter said the accident happened about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday as Bradley Sparks Jr., 21, of Vanceburg, was traveling west on Ky. Rt. 8, just east of Vanceburg.
Poynter said a strong gust of wind reportedly caused Sparks to lose his balance, and the 19978 Honda Shadow motorcycle to go out of control.

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