Roger W. Rhodes, 73, of Troy, was flown to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in rural Pike County.

Roger W. Rhodes, 73, of Troy, was flown to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis after suffering serious injuries in a motorcycle accident at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in rural Pike County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Rhodes was riding a 1992 Honda Goldwing on Route W west of Pike County Road 230.

Officers said he failed to negotiate a curve, causing the bike to go off the road and overturn. He was using a safety device.