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The victim of a motorcycle crash survives 12-hours in a ditch

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Apparently the driver who found him had passed by the same spot the night before and noticed there was something out of place, but didn't decide to check it out until the next morning.
Apparently the driver who found him had passed by the same spot the night before and noticed there was something out of place, but didn't decide to check it out until the next morning.

HASTINGS TOWNSHIP (WKZO) -- A Jackson motorcyclist may be lucky to be alive after he was found in a ditch about 12-hours after he crashed his bike in Barry County Saturday evening.

Deputies say it appears the 52-year-old was trying to make the turn at M-37 and M-79 went a little too wide and clipped a sign, which knocked him from his bike and into the ditch.

Unable to move, he lay there until a man, who lived in the area and noticed the sign had been bent, decided to investigate, and found the victim in the ditch the next morning.

The cyclist had a cell phone, but broken limbs kept him from reaching it.

He is listed in serious condition at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

If not for the curious passer-by, he might still be in the ditch.

 

 

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