Motorcyclist remains in serious condition


A motorcyclist remained hospitalized Friday, almost 20 days after a Memorial Day weekend crash.

Gregory L. Hoffman, 59, was listed in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, as of Friday afternoon.

An investigation by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office revealed that on May 24 Hoffman was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on North U.S. Route 68 when he stopped to make a left turn onto state Route 296.

A white 2003 Ford pickup truck driven by Janie Summers, of Bellefontaine, stopped behind Hoffman. A blue 2008 Honda Civic driven by Adam Schwarz, 21, of Springfield, was traveling northbound on North U.S. 68 and failed to see that Summers was stopped in the northbound lane.

Schwarz veered left into the southbound lane of traffic and cut back into the northbound lane after passing the truck, striking Hoffman’s motorcycle and taking both vehicles off the right side of the roadway just north of the intersection.

The Urbana Fire Division responded to the scene and transported Hoffman to Grimes Field before he was transported via CareFlight to the hospital.

The crash remained under investigation by the sheriff’s office as of Friday afternoon.