Motorcyclist in Critical Condition after Flipping Bike into Ditch

sheriff-cruiserCASS COUNTY, Mich. (July 4, 2014) — A man from South Haven was airlifted to the hospital with critical injuries, after police say his motorcycle wrecked into a ditch.  He was not wearing a helmet, and alcohol may have played a role.

The accident happened Thursday night on M-40 north of Dutch Settlement in Marcellus Township.  Jerry Hartsfield, 71, was heading north when he lost control of his motorcycle, left the road, and crashed into a ditch.  He was last listed in critical condition.

Police say there was no helmet at the scene, and have reason to believe alcohol may have been a factor.

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  • rp

    JC Hartsfield, one of the original founding members of the band has passed away. JC was involved in a serious motorcycle accident on July 3th. Recently, JC had been enjoying his retirement and loved to ride that bike. We’ll miss you JC. Hope you are jammin’.