VERSAILLES – A motorcycle accident on the outskirts of Versailles Sunday evening resulted in the motorcyclist being transported to the hospital for their injuries. At approximately 6 p.m., emergency personnel from Versailles Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the intersection of State Route 47 and Conover Road in regards to a vehicle versus motorcycle accident.
According to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, a preliminary investigation into the accident has revealed that a white Honda Accord was travelling northbound on Conover Road when it stopped at the stop sign and attempted to make a left-hand turn west onto State Route 47. The driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic pulling out into the path of an eastbound green Heritage Softail Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which caused the two vehicles to collide. The rider of the Harley-Davidson, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, travelled off the right side of the roadway coming to rest in a ditch.
The male rider of the Harley-Davidson was treated on the scene by Versailles Rescue before being transported to Wayne HealthCare for his injuries. The Female driver of the Honda was uninjured in the accident.
The accident will remain under investigation by the Darke County Sheriff’s Department.