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Serious motorcycle accident near Urbana

A local motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash east of Urbana Sunday afternoon around 4:40.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office reports that John Zerkle, 24, of Urbana, was riding a 2009 Kawasaki northbound on South Dugan Road when he failed to see a vehicle slowing to make a left turn onto Jadora Drive.

Zerkle then struck the vehicle and was ejected from his motorcycle.

Zerkle, who was not wearing a helmet, was flown from the scene by CareFlight to Miami Valley Hospital.

The other driver was not injured.

Urbana Fire and EMS assisted at the scene.

Deputies continue their investigation.

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