Grass Valley man injured in motorcycle crash Wednesday |

Grass Valley man injured in motorcycle crash Wednesday

A 38-year-old Grass Valley man is recovering from injuries he received when he crashed the new motorcycle he bought just minutes before, police reported Thursday.

Robert Flecksteiner apparently took a turn too wide when he was leaving the business on Nevada City Highway where he bought the 2006 Suzuki Boulevard motorcycle at about 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, Grass Valley Police Capt. Dave Remillard said.

After the turn, Flecksteiner revved his engine and crashed into the retaining wall, witnesses told police.

It is unknown how fast the motorcycle was going at the time of the crash, Remillard said.

“Speed does not appear to be a factor,” he said. “He was unfamiliar with the motorcycle.”

Flecksteiner was transported by ambulance to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, where he received treatment for moderate injuries to his legs, Remillard said.

The motorcycle was badly damaged, he said.

Flecksteiner was wearing a helmet and had a permit to ride the motorcycle during the daylight hours without passengers, Remillard said. He will not be cited, he added.

Remillard recommended anyone interested in riding a motorcycle should take classes on how to safely operate a motorcycle.

To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail rmoormeister@ or call 477-4236.

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