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Powell Butte motorcycle driver was wearing helmet and protective riding gear

CROOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - A Powell Butte man was injured in a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.

A Powell Butte man was injured in a single motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.

On Aug. 4 at about 1:44 p.m., the Crook County Sheriff's Office and Crook County Fire and Rescue were dispatched to Northwest Smith Rock Way at the intersection of Northwest Lambert Road for a report of a single motorcycle crash. The rider was reported to have been injured.

Deputies arrived on scene and identified the rider as 75-year-old David Jones, of Powell Butte.

During the investigation, the deputies learned that Jones was riding his 2016 Harley Davidson Motorcycle eastbound on Northwest Smith Rock Way when he entered a set of low speed S-Curves. Jones misjudged the left-hand curve and rode off the right shoulder of the roadway. Jones was wearing a helmet and some protective riding gear.

Jones was transported by ground ambulance to St. Charles Hospital in Prineville with injuries that were not life threatening.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office was assisted on scene by the Crook County Fire and Rescue, Redmond Fire and Rescue units as well as several friends that Jones was riding with.

Speed and intoxicants are not believed to be contributing factors to the crash.

The Crook County Sheriff's Office would like to remind people to always wear protective gear and a helmet when operating a motorcycle.

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