Motorcyclist leaves crash, ‘didn’t mean to freak everyone out’

The Rockford Michigan State Police (MSP) Canine officer and dog search for a missing rider who crashed a motorcycle (pictured behind officer) Wednesday, July 7 around 4:30 p.m. on Young Avenue just south of Tem Mile Road. When police and paramedics showed up at the single-vehicle accident scene, the driver had disappeared. MSP brought in the canine unit to try and  track the missing, possibly injured driver. The rider showed up about 45 minutes later with ripped jeans, a bandaged hand and a washcloth on his head. He told officials he had a friend drive him to get bandaged up after the crash and “didn’t mean to freak everyone out.”

Motorcyclist injured in truck crash

A Rockford motorcyclist received multiple injuries when a truck turned into his path on Wednesday, December 2. William Mong lost the tip of his left thumb, had his left leg broken and sustained multiple rib fractures when his motorcycle collided head-on into a truck turning into Northtown Motor Homes Inc, 10947 Northland Drive about 1:30 […]

Plainfield man dies in motorcycle accident

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Mark Gillikin, 48, was pronounced dead at Spectrum Hospital after sustaining critical injuries about 6:45 p.m. Monday, May 25 on West River Drive. He had been driving a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle. According to Kourtland Ford, eyewitness to the accident who phoned in the 9-1-1 call, an eastbound Chevy Blazer was waiting in the left […]