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.