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Prosecutor Gains injured in accident on motorcycle ride

Published: Sun, November 13, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m.

By Karl Henkel



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

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

Gains was one of about 3,500 who participated in a Veterans Day weekend ride on southbound Interstate 77 in Richfield, about 60 miles west of Youngstown, 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,” said Gains, who estimated he was traveling about 20 mph at the time of the crash. “When I felt the impact, I saw the bike in the mirror.”

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

Gains then fell on his right hip. His helmet and jacket suffered scratches.

The individual whose bike struck Gains’ motorcycle consoled the prosecutor. An incident report was filed in Summit County.

He was taken to an Akron-area hospital, where he underwent an X-Ray before being released.

Gains, a motorcycle instructor, said he hopes to be at work Monday.

“I’m going to be very sore,” he said. “I hope to be at work on Monday, but they said Monday is going to be the worst day.”


1NoBS(2761 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Are we sure this wasn't another "mafia hit"??

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2author50(1121 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

What was his blood alcohol level - LOL!

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3onastinks(7 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Im sure they said the day after the accident he
will hurt the worst. Not the next day your supposed to work. (Monday)

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4mishmash(333 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Hey, no matter how bad the Prosecutor's office is run, He took a fall for The County and his blood alcohol content has nothing to do with it .

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5kensgirl(1057 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Thank God it wasn't worse. Glad you're ok Paul. Now go get the bad guys.

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6NoBS(2761 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

"Lighten up, Francis."

It's not what they were doing, it's who was doing it.

Frankly, just having Gaines involved in transporting those flags is disrespectful, IMO.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 7 months ago

Monday ? OK . .. Let's get on with taking Jamar Houser to trial for the execution of Angeline Fimognari at St. Dominics Church . What has been the holdup ?

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