Speeding biker uninjured after crash

Norwalk motorcyclist enters grassy field, where bike overturns and ejects him.
Cary Ashby
Jun 27, 2013

 

A Norwalk motorcyclist wasn't injured after going almost 40 miles above the speed limit and being ejected from his bike Monday.

Phillip A. Munroe, 33, of 58 N. Hester St., was charged with speeding and failure to control.

Before the crash, Sgt. Brian Gockstetter, of the state Highway Patrol, reported clocking Munroe going 92 mph in a 55-mph zone on Butler Road about 6:20 p.m. The trooper attempted to make a traffic stop, but he said the biker "was no longer in sight."

Gockstetter went south on Butler and turned onto Auster Road. As he was patrolling the area, he found the 2001 Suzuki GV700 bike on its side in a field with Munroe nearby.

The trooper determined the biker was westbound on Auster when he failed to negotiate a curve and went over gravel in a private driveway. Munroe, who wasn't wearing a helmet, then entered a grassy field, where the bike overturned and he was ejected.

The bike sustained functional damage to the right side, but Gockstetter's report doesn't indicate it was towed from the scene.

North Central EMS and the Wakeman Fire District responded the crash site.