UPDATED: Motorcyclist injured in crash in stable condition

Sheriff’s report lists speed as factor
Sandusky Register Staff
May 3, 2014


A motorcyclist seriously injured in a Thursday evening crash survived the night in a Toledo hospital.

As of Friday, Bruce Parker, 24, 1200 block Susan Lane, was in critical but stable condition at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center’s intensive care unit, deputies said. At about 6:30 p.m., Parker lost control of his Suzuki bike in the 11000 block of River Road and slid off the pavement.

Parker laid down the bike and traveled about 80 feet before sliding head-on into a utility pole. Though he was wearing a helmet, he still sustained severe injuries and was flown by medical helicopter to the Toledo hospital. Deputies said it appeared Parker failed to negotiate a turn in the road while traveling an estimated 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the crash report. Sgt. Daniel Kautz said Parker was scheduled for surgery on Friday.

Further details of his condition were unavailable.

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Bruce Parker is in stable condition with multiple broken bones at a Toledo hospital
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A Sandusky man was flown by medical helicopter to a Toledo hospital Thursday evening after he wrecked his motorcycle on River Road, according to an Erie County deputy’s report.

Bruce Parker, 24, of the 1200 block of Susan Lane, was driving a 1995 Suzuki south on River Road when at about 6:30 p.m. he lost control of the motorcycle and went off the side of the road, the report said.

Parker laid down the motorcycle, but he then slid about 80 feet before his head struck a utility pole. He was wearing a helmet, but still suffered severe injuries. The motorcycle continued for another 150 feet before coming to rest, according to the report.

Parker was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, where late Thursday he was listed in critical condition, a hospital spokesman said.

The crash happened in the 11000 block of River Road. It appears Parker failed to negotiate a turn in the road, according to the deputy’s report, which also lists unsafe speed as a factor. The motorcycle was traveling an estimated 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.

Parker was cited for failure to control.



This is so preventable by not trying to drive fast on a winding, up and down, not straight road. Negative choice, negative consequence.


Were you there? Did you witness it? No? Then keep your comments to yourself *sshole


Doesn't have to be there. the paper clearly states he was traveling faster than the posted speed limit. as a result he wrecked. Seems that the poster above made a very reasonable statement about safety.

VTX Rider

The article states "estimated" speed. They did not clock him going 70, they "estimated" it. Let me re-state my previous post. Slow down and ride within your abilities. Slow down and pay attention to your surroundings. Slow down and smell the roses. Or is that stop and smell the roses? For the love of god people lighten up a little. Jeeze!!

SanduskySlayer's picture

They cite the man in his death bed, the ever caring Police State.


Especially deserves to be charged, could have been a person between him and the pole he aimed his weaponscooter at.


Which makes you just TRASH. Don't you get tired of posting your drivel on almost every story?

VTX Rider

Speed may have been a factor but the road conditions may have also contributed. Could have been an animal or some gravel. Don't be so quick to judge (@reading signs). I almost laid mine down taking a slow left turn at a light. It was raining lightly and I hit a spot of oil. It can happen to anyone regardless of speed. Slow down and be careful out there folks. Heal quickly Mr. Parker.


yes all those things could have been a factor and I think you guys are being hard on someone that makes a point about not speeding, this seems strange to me. I mean in your post you tell him not to judge so quickly and then you state slow down and be careful hahahaha.


Thank you, OMGNEWS. I have been driving almost fifty years and I know that we have to adjust to the road conditions, weather, animals, drunk drivers and any number of situations that present themselves while driving ANY vehicle.

VTX Rider

Maybe OMG rides a tricycle. Just sayin:)) Have a nice day.


We witnessed three bikes fly by our house, easily going 70 plus mph and the road conditions were dry. My husband even commented that the odds of them being able to stop at the stop sign on Mason Road was highly questionable. Unfortunately, one of the drivers never got that far. Hope and pray that he's ok.

A Young Adult's...

Going 15 mph over the speed limit gives him no excuses. That being said, hind sight is 20/20. Get well soon.


Stupid hurts!

Tsu Dho Nimh

Thank goodness he is now in stable condition.


the article says the bike slid a total of 230 feet, it doesn't take a scientist to figure out he was going too fast


Darwin strikes again. Well almost.



super clean

Ruff ryders prayer with u big bruce