Pekin man in off-road accident on Saturday

Pekin man in off-road accident on Saturday

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A Pekin man suffered serious injuries after his off-road motorcycle hit a tree Sunday.

Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road motorcycle accident that occurred in Washington County Saturday evening. At approximately 12:45 p.m., conservation officers were called to the accident scene on private property located off of Horner’s Chapel Road near Pekin.

According to ICO Jim Schreck, 28-year-old Devan Porter, of Pekin, was thrown from his motorcycle as he was reportedly riding a wheelie before striking a tree. Porter suffered injuries, including a brain contusion and several broken bones, and was later transported to University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.

Schreck says, Porter was wearing a helmet, which likely reduced the severity of his injuries.

Indiana Conservation Officers strongly encourage riders to always wear a helmet and necessary safety equipment when operating an ATV or off-road motorcycle.