Columbus resident hurt in motorcycle wreck

A Columbus man was flown to an Indianapolis hospital after a motorcycle crash Thursday evening in Jackson County.

A spokesperson for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department says that emergency personnel were called to the one-vehicle crash at the intersection of State Road 58 and County Road 810 at approximately 6 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicated that a motorcycle, driven by 30-year-old Robert Fox, was traveling west on State Road 58 when he approached a curve too fast. Authorities say that Fox locked the motorcycle’s brakes, causing him to lose control. They say that the motorcycle fell onto it’s side, traveling some 50 yards in the grass along the road.

The Sheriff’s Department says that Fox was taken, via ambulance, to the Hamilton Fire Department. A medical helicopter met the ambulance there and flew Fox to St. Vincent Hospital. The spokesperson says that Fox suffered a compound fracture to his ankle, as well as other, undisclosed, injuries. His condition has not been updated.