An Orange County man was injured when he lost control and wrecked his motorcycle on State Road 56 in northern Dubois County this morning.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 44-year old Stephen Plimpton of French Lick was headed westbound on State Road 56 just east of Kellerville Road around 7 this morning when he lost control of his 2005 Yamaha motorcycle, laying the bike on it’s side.

Deputies say Plimpton’s bike skidded 185 feet before coming to a rest in the roadway on it’s side.  Despite wearing a helmet Plimpton suffered a head injury as well as injuries to his hip and hand.  He was taken to Memorial Hospital in Jasper.

$2000 worth damage was reported and no charges were filed.