HAMPDEN – A motorcycle rider was taken to the hospital Thursday afternoon for treatment of serious injuries he suffered in a crash on Monroe Road, according to Hampden police.
The male driver was traveling south on Monroe Road when he encountered a corner but ended up going straight across the oncoming lane into a ditch and then into a tree. Police said that the rider had just received his permit to drive a motorcycle.
Police warned motorcycle riders to use caution, especially if they are new to the sport.
“When you don’t have that much experience driving a motorcycle, you have to take extra, extra precaution with speed, with the type of bike you have. You know there’s multiple facets to really be concerned about when you’re a new driver,” Hampden police Investigator Joel Small said.
Small said the driver injured in Thursday’s crash was wearing a helmet.