Man injured in Franklin motorcycle crash
A motorcyclist was injured Saturday afternoon when involved in a crash in Franklin Township.
The incident occurred about 5 p.m. as the 46-year-old was traveling west on Fairyland Road with two other bikers. Just west of the intersection with Harrity Road the man lost control, laying the bike down and sliding a considerable distance before coming to rest.
The victim was treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics before being transported to a nearby trauma center. Police report the victim has a motorcycle endorsement on his license but was inexperienced, possibly his first ride on the bike. Franklin Township fire police maintained traffic control at the scene, shutting down the roadway.
Franklin Township police are investigating the incident.