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Rome man in critical condition following motorcycle crash

A Rome man is in critical condition following a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon, according to the Rome Police Department.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 12:30 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 1:45 PM

ROME – A Rome man is in critical condition following a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon, according to the Rome Police Department.

Police say at approximately 3:32 p.m. Monday, 38-year-old Joshua Hedrington was driving a Kawasaki motorcycle northbound on Jay Street in Rome when he failed to negotiate a turn onto Turin Street.

Police say Hedrington lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected from it, then hit his head on the curb. It’s unknown if he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and police say that speed was a factor.

Hedrington was flown to Upstate Medical University by Mercy Flight, where he is listed in critical but stable condition.

Police say no tickets have been issued at this time, and the investigation is still ongoing.

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