Rider hurt after motorcycle hits ODOT mower


A Delaware man was transported by MedFlight after striking the rear of an Ohio Department of Transportation tractor while riding his motorcycle Tuesday.
According to the Marysville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Brian Eizensmits, 45, of Delaware, was operating a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Route 47 near Zook Road at 1:43 p.m.
Reports indicate he was traveling behind an ODOT tractor with a rear bi-fold mower. Eizensmits struck the rear of the mower as it was completing a left turn into a private drive.
Eizensmits was transported to Ohio State University Medical Center by MedFlight with serious injuries. OSHP indicated he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The tractor driver did not experience any apparent injuries.
According to OSHP, alcohol is not a suspected factor in the crash. The incident is currently under further investigation.
The Highway Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Union County Sheriff’s Office, North Union Fire Department, the Ohio Department of Transportation and MedFlight.
Representatives from the Highway Patrol reminded motorcyclists to always wear an ODOT-approved helmet to protect themselves from any potential injuries.

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