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Motorcyclist in critical condition after crash

Scott Seitz2 • Dec 3, 2012 at 9:03 AM

An area man was listed in critical condition at a Toledo hospital after a motorcycle crash Friday evening on Lovers Lane Road.

Thomas Leal, 23, of Sandusky, was operating a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle northbound on Lovers Lane Road when he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control, began to slide, struck a guardrail and then slid down an embankment, troopers from the Norwalk post of the state Highway Patrol said.

A LifeFlight helicopter flew Leal from the scene to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

The crash occurred at 6:46 p.m.

Leal was wearing his helmet, and alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, troopers said.

The Norwalk Fire Department also responded to the scene and assisted removing Leal from underneath his motorcycle, transporting him out of the ravine and then packaging him for the medical helicopter. Firefighters also helped establish a landing zone for the helicopter.

No charges have yet been filed, troopers said.

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