Man injured in motorcycle wreck

He wasn't wearing helmet but made it out of crash

By Ryan Quinn Published:

A 53-year-old man wrecked his motorcycle late Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Rocky Branch and Switzer roads.

Sheriff Pat Melton said Steve Clark was riding his Ultra Classic Electra Glide Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Rocky Branch when he veered off the right side of the road and down a hill.

Clark was not wearing a helmet, Melton said, but he was conscious after the crash, and he probably suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

“He didn’t remember what happened but went for a heck of a ride,” Melton said.

Clark was taken to Frankfort Regional Medical Center. His condition is stable. The Franklin County Fire Department and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. Deputy Stephen Campbell is still investigating the incident.

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  • I am retired Sheriff Steve Clark, I was not the Steve Clark involved in the Motorcycle accident listed in the State Journal. I am a Harley rider but a little older. Thanks for the concern and the phone calls.

  • Not same Steve Clark

  • Those dang cruisers just won't steer worth a darned. Stick to the interstate highways boys. And wear a dang helmet. This guy was lucky that what broke his rib didn't hit him in th'haid!

  • plus, ex-sheriff steve clark lives right across the street from me, and i've never seen him ride out on a harley.

  • I wondered the same thing, but the age seems off. In my mind, ex-sheriff Steve Clark is older than 53.

  • Is this the former sheriff?