Man taken by Life Flight after motorcycle crash

CLYDE – A man was taken by Life Flight to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after a motorcycle accident near Clyde Saturday evening.

A State Highway Patrol spokesman said about 15 minutes before the crash, the patrol received a report of a naked motorcyclist who possibly was intoxicated and was driving a motorcycle at a high rate of speed.

According to a release from State Highway Patrol, Michael L. Brumbaugh, 56, of Bradner, was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe head injuries. Alcohol was believed to be a factor in the crash, the release states.

A hospital spokeswoman said he was in fair condition Sunday night.

The release states Brumbaugh was traveling southbound on CR 294 on a 2003 Harley-Davidson Softail motorcycle when he failed to stop at the stop sign at SR 101. He crossed SR 101 and lost control of the vehicle.

The motorcycle overturned, and Brumbaugh was thrown from it. He and the vehicle came to rest off the left side of the roadway, according to the release.

A State Highway Patrol spokeswoman said no citations had been issued Sunday night.