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Motorcyclist injured, flown to hospital

June 17, 2018 News Extra

ADAMS TWP — A motorcyclist was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital with injuries Saturday night after crashing on Mars Valencia Road, authorities said.

The man, believed to be in his late-20s or early-30s from the Richland Township area in Allegheny County, was thrown off his cycle in the crash about 7:50 p.m.

Adams Township police are investigating but an accident report was not immediately available.

The man was riding with a friend when he apparently lost control of the cycle after traveling onto gravel while rounding a bend on the road, said Lt. Doug Mellinger of the Adams Area Fire District.

He was thrown off the motorcycle and landed in the yard of a home. The cycle continued down the road a short distance before ending near the edge of a driveway

The man's friend, who was driving a motorcycle behind the man, stopped to help while a neighbor reported the wreck to 911.

Mellinger said the man, who was wearing a helmet, was “in and out of consciousness.” Emergency officials described his injuries as moderate to serious.