Fort Scott man injured in Friday accident

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Fort Scott man was injured in a motorcycle accident Friday evening on U.S. Highway 69.

Andrew W. Miles, 324 E. Huntington St., was hurt Friday when he lost control of the blue 2004 Suzuki motorcycle he was driving northbound on U.S. 69 near Shepherd Team Auto Plaza, wrecking the bike. Fort Scott Police Department officers and other emergency personnel responded to the accident shortly before 10 p.m. Friday.

Police said Miles lost control of the bike as he was taking a curve and attempting to change lanes on U.S. 69 about 600 feet north of the junction of National Avenue and South Main Street. Other details on the accident are not currently available. The extent of Miles' injuries is also currently not known.

Miles was transported by ambulance to Mercy Health Center following the accident.