Man injured after striking tree PDF Print E-mail
Written by George Browning   
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 00:00

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road motorcycle accident that occurred in Washington County yesterday evening. At approximately 12:45 p.m., conservation officers were called to the accident scene on private property located off of Horner’s Chapel Road near Pekin. 

The victim, Devan Porter (28) of Pekin, was thrown from his motorcycle as he was reportedly riding a wheelie before striking a tree. Porter suffered injuries, including a brain contusion and several broken bones, and was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

Porter was wearing a helmet, which likely reduced the severity of his injuries. Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV or off-road motorcycle.