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Luzerne cyclist injured in crash

Published November 10. 2011 05:01PM

A Luzerne County motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Schuylkill County in which he fled the scene.

State police at Frackville said John P. Gretchen, 59, of Freeland, was operating a 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan northbound on SR339 in Mahanoy Township, near the village of Brandonville, when he failed to negotiate a right-hand curve. Gretchen laid the bike on its side and it slid onto the berm.

Troopers said Gretchen fled the scene but was later located.

He sustained a minor injury in the crash, which occurred about 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The bike was towed from the scene.

He was cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

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