Harlan man hurt in motorcycle crash


June 6th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

One person was critically  injured during a motorcycle accident Friday night, in Harlan. According to the Harlan P-D, 46-year old Richard “Rick” Jones, of Harlan, was unresponsive but breathing when authorities arrived following the crash, which occurred at around 9:10-p.m., when the cycle hit a curb on the side of the road, as it was traveling on Hawkeye Avenue.

Jones was taken by Medivac Ambulance to Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, before he was flown to the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha by LifeNet helicopter. An official with the Harlan P-D said Tuesday (June 7th), that Jones remained in the hospital late Monday afternoon, but a report on his condition was not available.

The accident, which caused about $6,000 damage to the cycle, remains under investigation.