A 71-year-old Redmond man sustained non-life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on the gravel shoulder and it crashed on Highway 26 east of Prineville, Crook County sheriff’s deputies said.
Deputies and Crook County Fire and Rescue medics responded around 4:10 p.m. to the reported crash on Highway 26 near milepost 41, about 20 miles east of Prineville, said Sgt. James Savage.
Arriving deputies found Walter Bailey injured beside his 2006 Honda motorcycle, Savage said. They determined he was riding his motorcycle with a friend and lost control of his bike on the gravel shoulder and put it down, sustaining injuries.
Due to the location and type of injury, a Life Flight helicopter was brought in and took Bailey to St. Charles Medical Center-Bend for treatment, Savage said.