Biker hurt after plunging into ravine off Plank Road
BATON ROUGE - Emergency responders responded to a biker that plunged off the road into a shallow ravine off Plank Road Wednesday night.
According to Baton Rouge Police, the man drove off the roadway just before a bridge in the 9600 block of Plank Road around 8:30 p.m. Police, EMS and firefighters from Central and Brownsfield responded to the scene.
The Central Fire Department used a stokes basket in order to safely get the biker into a waiting ambulance.
Witnesses at the scene tell WBRZ that the man's motorcycle traveled about 40 yards from the ditch. The man was found about 10 yards further.
Witnesses added that the biker had just ridden past them at a very high rate of speed.
Police said the biker was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Firefighters say the man suffered moderate injuries.
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