Man hurt after losing control of motorcycle

HAMBLEN TWP. — Police say alcohol may have played a role in a motorcycle accident April 24 on Bean Blossom Road.

At about 4:30 p.m., Hamblen Township volunteer firefighter Justin Griffith was en route to the crash in the 7400 block of Bean Blossom Road when he saw the driver, Thomas M. Carter II, 41, driving on Bean Blossom Road toward Gatesville Road, an accident report by Deputy Josh Stargell said.

Griffith was able to stop Carter at the intersection of Bean Blossom and Woodland Lake roads.

Carter had a road rash on his face, arms and abdomen. He was not wearing a helmet, the accident report said.

Carter told police he lost control of his bike as he went around a corner on Bean Blossom Road. He said he went off the road, tried to get back on to the road and overcorrected, then was thrown the opposite direction of the bike, the report said.

Carter told emergency medical workers that he had drunk four beers about an hour-and-a-half before the accident. He consented to a blood draw at the scene and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for treatment, the report said. He received stitches on his elbow.

A breath test showed his blood-alcohol level to be 0.09; the results of the blood tests are pending, the report said.

Carter was cited for operating a motorcycle without an endorsement.