CROGHAN A Carthage man was injured Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed it on Route 126 in the town of Croghan.
Lewis County sheriffs deputies said Cole Pacella, 19, address not available, was operating a 2007 Honda Shadow 750 south on the highway at about 2:10 p.m. when an animal ran in front of him, causing him to swerve to avoid striking it. He then over-corrected the steering, causing him to lose control and be ejected from the motorcycle.
Mr. Pacella was taken to Carthage Area Hospital for treatment of lower leg pain. No tickets were issued.