A Newaygo man was sent to the hospital on Monday afternoon, August 29, after the motorcycle he was driving was hit from behind.
The crash occurred on 17 Mile, just east of Pine Island. According to Deputy Lecuru, a SUV rear-ended the motorcycle. Both vehicles appeared to be eastbound.
The driver of the motorcycle, a 28-year-old Newaygo man, was not wearing a helmet. Deputy Fire Chief Chris Paige, with Solon Township Fire and Rescue, said that the man was alert and talking, and showed no obvious signs of severe trauma. He was transported to the hospital by Rockford ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries—mainly bumps and bruises.
The driver of the SUV, a 54-year-old woman from Casnovia, was not injured in the crash.
Deputy Lecuru said that alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.