Virginia

Martinsville Sheriff injured when motorcycle hits pothole

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper broke an ankle and injured a shoulder when his motorcycle hit a pothole.

Martinsville sheriff’s Maj. Laura Hopkins tells media outlets that the accident occurred on Monday as Draper was doing a test run for a funeral procession.

Hopkins says a piece of the motorcycle’s front fender came off and struck the front wheel, which locked up. The motorcycle then fell over on its right side.

She says Draper was on duty at the time.

Draper was scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday.

 

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