By Stephanie Spyropoulos
A local Hanson restaurant owner is still in critical condition at Rhode Island Trauma center Thursday morning following a freak accident Tuesday night on his motorcycle on Hudson Street in Halifax near the East Bridgewater town line.
James “Jimmy” Deagle, 67, co-owner of J & R Indian Head Pub on Main Street in Hanson is a long time rider with regional accreditation. Deagle who resides in Kingston is well known in surrounding areas as a motorcycle enthusiast.
A worker at the restaurant said they were hoping for news on his recovery however asked she not be identified. “It is a very difficult time for his wife and family,” she said.
“Jimmy was a safe rider and always wore his helmet.”
The crash is under investigation, but according to by- standers there was a large branch that may have hit Deagle causing him to lose control.
Crews were called to the crash scene at approximately 6 p.m. Tuesday, said Fire Chief Jason Viveiros of Halifax. Officials confirmed he was wearing a helmet. East Bridgewater fire and EMS also responded along with two local fire chiefs who were in the area.
Deagle was transported to Rhode Island Trauma center in critical condition via medical helicopter, which landed at the Industrial Park on Plymouth Street in Halifax.