On June 4th, 2017 at approximately 12:52am, the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to S Pittsford Rd near E Reading Rd in Jefferson Township for a one vehicle accident involving a motorcycle.

Robert Douglas Simmons, Age 67, of 11400 S Pittsford Rd, Pittsford, MI., was traveling southbound on S Pittsford Rd when approaching a curve the motorcycle was traveling too fast causing it to miss the curve. The motorcycle then crossed the centerline, left the roadway and overturned in the ditch. Mr. Simmons was thrown from the motorcycle and struck a tree.

Mr. Simmons was transported by Hudson EMS to Hillsdale Hospital for injuries sustained in the accident.

The Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Pittsford Jefferson Fire Department, Michigan State Police, and Hillsdale Towing.

The accident remains under investigation.