Columbus man injured in motorcycle wreck

Tribune staff reports

A 30-year-old Bartholomew County man was listed in fair condition Friday at an Indianapolis hospital, where he was flown after his motorcycle was involved in a crash in northern Jackson County.

Robert Fox of Columbus sustained a compound fracture to his ankle and other injuries after the wreck, reported at about 6 p.m. Thursday on State Road 58 at County Road 810N, according to a report from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Those injuries occurred after Fox lost control of his 2008 Honda motorcycle while he drove west into a curve on State Road 58, police said.

As he entered the curve, Fox was traveling too fast and locked up the brakes on the motorcycle, causing it to fall on its side in the road, police reported. It then traveled about 50 yards into the grass along the side of the road, police said.

Fox was treated at the scene by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services before being taken to Hamilton Township Volunteer Fire Department in Cortland. He was then flown from there by StatFlight helicopter to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis for additional treatment.

County officers Rick Meyer and Rob Henley investigated and were assisted by county Reserve Officer Eric Browalski and emergency personnel with Pershing Township Volunteer Fire Department.