SPARTA TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A 22-year-old man was seriously injured while riding a dirt bike Friday in Sparta Township, according to police.
On June 3, at around 9:00 p.m., police received a call from the brother of a dirt bike victim stating that his brother, Michael Myesh, 22 of Sparta Township, was injured in the woods by the power lines that run parallel along Route 15 between Jefferson and Sparta Townships, police said.
Michael had left his residence around 6:00 p.m. and when he did not return by 7:00 p.m., his brother tried to call him with no answer, police said.
At 8:40 pm Michael returned his brothers phone call and relayed to him that he had crashed his dirt bike and had been unconscious for an undetermined amount of time. He then sent him a google pin locator, and told his brother that he was badly injured, police said.
Police along with members of Sparta EMS and Fire Department walked to the wooded site where Michael was located. Additional police officers were able to drive a four wheel drive utility vehicle into the wooded area to transport Myesh out of the woods and to an ambulance, police said.
He was then flown to Morristown Medical Center, police said.
Myesh suffered injuries to his lung, ribs and back and will remain in the hospital to be treated for his injuries, police said.