Archive for Monday, July 16, 2012

Two Lawrence residents injured in Sunday afternoon motorcycle accident

July 16, 2012, 10:24 a.m. Updated July 16, 2012, 12:12 p.m.


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office identified a 52-year-old Lawrence man and 40-year-old Lawrence woman as the people injured Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident southwest of the city.

Sgt. Steve Lewis, a sheriff’s spokesman, said Randy Pringle was driving the 1984 Honda motorcycle about 4 p.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve in the 1200 block of County Road 458 just west of U.S. Highway 59. The motorcycle left the road to the north, injuring Pringle and his passenger, Kathy Brown, 40.

Brown was flown by a LifeStar helicopter ambulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka. Pringle was taken there via ground ambulance, where he was listed in satisfactory condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Monday morning. Information about Brown’s condition was not available.

Lewis said neither person wore a helmet and there was no evidence Pringle was impaired.


Thomas Bryce Jr. 5 years, 11 months ago

Again, No helmets. I know 18 year olds or older are not required to wear them. Accidents are inevitable. The longer you ride, the higher your chances get. I have been riding over 40 years and lucky enough to have had only 2. Walked away from both with minor injuries because I CHOSE to wear one at all times. I hope they heal well and get back on the road soon. It will still be their choice to wear a helmet or not.

Clickker 5 years, 11 months ago

If I know ol'e Pringle, he was goosin it!!

FlintlockRifle 5 years, 11 months ago

The newer helmets are really not that bad to wear, lot better than the old football type of a few years ago---------

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