Tire blows, ensuing crash injures Twin Lakes motorcyclist

Posted at 9:49 AM, Jun 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-11 09:55:04-04

DOWAGIAC, Mich. — A rider said he was hurt when a tire blew out and his motorcycle crashed in Cass County early Saturday morning.

According to Sheriff Joseph Underwood Jr., at 5:05 a.m. Saturday deputies were called to Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital in Dowagiac regarding a man who had been injured in a motorcycle crash. Upon arriving at the hospital, deputies identified the man as Jonathan Corey, 27, of Dowagiac.

Corey told deputies that he had been eastbound on Morton Street in Twin Lakes when the front tire on his motorcycle popped, causing the motorcycle to crash. Corey was transported to the hospital by relatives.

Corey was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Deputies said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.