Man seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Troopers say motorcyclist has life-threatening injuries
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 6, 2014


A man was critically injured Saturday when his motorcycle struck a utility pole on Smokey Road near Ohio 61 in Berlin Township, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

Chad Scott Rhoades, 42, of Cuyahoga Falls, was driving a 2010 Harley-Davidson, troopers said

Rhoades sustained life-threatening injuries, troopers said. He was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center by medical helicopter shortly after the 5 p.m. one-vehicle crash.

His Harley experienced severe damage when Rhoades drove off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole, ejecting him from the motorcycle.

Berlin Township fire department, the Erie County sheriff's office and Foster's Towing assisted at the scene.

Rhoades was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, troopers said.

The Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.

Alcohol is an unknown factor at this time. No citations have been issued.



Heard all the sirens and seen emergency personal parked on Smokey road.....didn't know what exactly was going on.....I do now....hope Chad will be ok.....

lunchtime 175

they need to have seatbelts on motorcycles.


Had never thought about seatbelts, but you are right. Unless you are being a bit sartastic. It sounds like a good idea. especially when your bike hits something, will keep you somewhat with the bike instead of thrown into a tree or .......