November 25, 2014

Elyria
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Injured motorcyclist has leg amputated

CAMDEN TWP. — A man thrown from a motorcycle had to have his left leg amputated below the knee after he collided with a car at the intersection of state routes 18 and 511 about 7 p.m. Saturday.

Robert Howard, 49, of Canton, was listed in fair condition Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, according to a nursing supervisor.

Sgt. Tim Hoffman, Ohio Highway Patrol Elyria post assistant commander, said he spoke Sunday with Howard’s mother, who told him about the amputation.

Police said Howard was eastbound on Route 18 when he improperly passed a car on the right side and struck a Ford Escape turning left onto Route 511. A woman and two children in the Escape received minor injuries.

A report on the crash was unavailable Sunday, but Hoffman said witnesses said Howard was riding recklessly before the crash. He said police haven’t interviewed Howard yet. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.


  • HankKwah

    Sorry to hear about this. I’m curious where all the motorcycle enthusiasts are that are always ranting about us “cage drivers” and how we should be careful and be mindful of cyclists.

    • Otter

      I was wondering the same thing.

    • B4CE

      Common ground with Hankins Hank? It must be close to freezing over.
      In this case I’m glad the careless driver was a motorcyclist. Had he been driving a four wheeled vehicle, the innocent responsible driver and passengers would have been seriously injured.

      • HankKwah

        Wassup troll-boi?

  • tickmeoff

    You can never be too careful on the road. Generally motorcyclists tend to drive slower, and are more careful, but in this case, the man passed on the right.
    I am sure he is sorry he did. What a price he has payed! My prayers are with him and the people he hit. We are all human, and along with that, we make the occasional mistake. All one can ask for is personal responsibility, on both the driver of the car and the Motorcyclist. There is more than enough road for all of us!