Motorcyclist crashes after hitting dog in road

A Greenwood motorcyclist was taken to the hospital for treatment after hitting a dog in the road this weekend.

John Forte, 62, was riding a motorcycle west on Fairview Road near Shad Hill Road about 8:20 p.m. Saturday. Forte crashed after hitting a dog that had run onto the road, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

Forte was taken to Community Hospital South for treatment of a head injury. He was not wearing a helmet, the report said.

The dog ran off and was not located, the report said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2702.