Motorcyclist CareFlighted after head-on collision

UNION CITY, Ohio — A Greenville man was airlifted from the scene of an accident Thursday afternoon following a motorcycle involved head-on collision in the outskirts of Union City.

At approximately 2:58 p.m. emergency personnel from Union City Ohio Fire and Rescue responded along with Darke County deputies, Union City Ohio Police Department and CareFlight to the 1100 block of Converse Road in reference to an injury crash involving a motorcycle.

According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, investigation revealed a red 2007 Yamaha Royal Star motorcycle, operated by Gary Charles lll, 34, of Greenville, was traveling westbound on Converse Road. Charles failed to properly negotiate a curve, driving left of center, and was struck head-on by an eastbound black 2004 GMC Sierra pickup truck.

Charles, who was ejected from his motorcycle as a result of the impact, was treated on the scene by Union City Rescue prior to being airlifted by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital with what were described as critical life-threatening-injuries. The driver of the GMC, Wilbur Sink, 68, of Union City, Ohio, was treated and released on the scene refusing any further treatment and transport to a medical facility.

Because of the severity of the crash, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office Accident Reconstruction Team was requested to the scene to aid with the investigation into the crash.

This incident remains under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Office.

A Greenville man was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital Thursday following a collision between the man’s motorcycle and a pickup truck outside Union City, Ohio.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2021/08/web1_Comer-90909.jpegA Greenville man was airlifted to Miami Valley Hospital Thursday following a collision between the man’s motorcycle and a pickup truck outside Union City, Ohio. Jim Comer | Darke County Media

By Jim Comer

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Jim Comer covers accidents, fires and crime for Darke County Media. He can be reached by email at [email protected]