Motorcycle Injuries Appear Across The Country

Motorcycle Injuries Appear Across The CountryThree people have been injured and two have died recently in motorcycle accidents in three separate states, news agencies across the country have reported.

The Warsaw Times-Union stated that two Indiana women riding a motorcycle were severely injured when they collided with a sportscar, leaving both riders' left legs severed.

According to the news source, police and emergency medical personnel were called to the intersection of Indiana Highway 14 and County Farm Road in Silver Lake just after 4:30 p.m. when a 2002 Honda motorcycle was hit by a 1993 Chevrolet Camero, inducing major damage on the riders' legs.

The motorcycle was being driven by 54-year-old Terri A. Penrod and was also holding 53-year-old passenger Sue A. Raber. Investigators with the Kosciusko County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team stated that the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Indiana 14 approaching County Farm Road when the Camero, driven by Joshua J. Crawford, attempted to pass from two cars behind and failed to see the cyclists, the media outlet stated.

Stephen L. Wilson, a witness to the crash, rushed over to the women, applied a tourniquet to the womens' legs and performed other emergency first aid procedures that investigators say may have saved the women from bleeding to death.

Penrod and Raber had to be airlifted to Parkview Hospital in serious condition, while Crawford was unharmed in the crash.

In Pennsylvania, a 25-year-old man was killed on Thursday, July 14, when he crashed his 1998 Honda Interceptor while trying to navigate a long turn, CBS affiliate 21 News reports.

According to the news source, Zachary F. Flick, the rider, was declared dead at the scene by the coroner while his female passenger was injured and transported to Lancaster General Hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

A Wisconsin motorcyclist died on July 13, more than a week after he crashed his bike on 292nd Street in the town of Springfield, the Twin Cities Pioneer Express reports.

According to the news source, Keith Bazille, 51, and his passenger, Kalley Bazille, 13, were ejected from the bike after swerving to avoid hitting a deer. Keith Bazille was not wearing a helmet during the crash, while his passenger was.

Both were transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where Keith Bazille was pronounced dead by the Ramsey County medical examiner's office.