Prosecutor Paul Gains injured in motorcycle crash today


Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains is alive but sore after suffering a bruised right hip in a motorcycle accident in Richfield Saturday afternoon.

“The reports of my demise are overexaggerated,” Gains told The Vindicator.

Gains was one of about 3,500 who participated in a Veteran’s Day weekend ride on Interstate 77 when a motorcyclist riding behind him lost control. Gains said the individual had fallen off his bike before the bike struck Gains’ fender.

“When his bike hit mine, he had already fallen off,” Gains said. “When I felt the impact, I saw the bike in the mirror.”

Gains said he tried to ride through the impact, but his fender crippled from the contact and locked up his rear tire.

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