(WEST BRANCH TOWNSHIP, MI.)–A 48-year old Hardwood man was flown by Valley Med Flight to U.P. Health System in Marquette following a motorcycle accident on County Road 581, west of Ralph. The accident occurred at approximately 1:30 Sunday afternoon on the gravel road. The man was operating a Diamo motorcycle when he lost control of the machine. Beacon Ambulance Service, Nordic Ambulance, Valley Medical and a Michigan State Police, accident reconstructionist, assisted deputies from the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office. The man was unconscious when he was flown to Marquette. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.