A man who crashed his motorcycle, suffering injuries including a broken ankle, was charged following the accident.

Monday, the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call about a motorcycle accident on Berme Road in the Town of Wawarsing.

Police say Joel Lorenzo Lopez was operating a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle northbound near the Eastern Correctional Facility when he lost control and landed on the shoulder of the roadway.

Lopez suffered a fractured ankle as well as some cuts and bruises. He was transported to Ellenville Regional Hospital by members of the Ellenville Rescue Squad.

Lopez was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle, switched registration plates, and operating a motor vehicle outside the restrictions of license.

He is due to appear in the Town of Wawarsing Justice Court at a later date.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, Napanoch Fire Department and the Ellenville Rescue Squad.

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