Dirt bike crash leads to life flight

A Bellefontaine man was life flighted to St. Rita’s Medical Center following a dirt bike accident at Pusheta Creek MX Park at 3:07 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, on  Winemiller Road, in Wapakoneta.

The man was reportedly riding the dirt bike when the throttle stuck open, causing the bike to accelerate leading to the crash.

According to the report, the bike flipped and landed on top of him. Bystanders were able to remove the bike allowing first responders access to the victim.

The man was conscious and communicating with paramedics. He was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center by life flight.

The accident remains under investigation. Names were not released.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, July 22 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.