Archive for Sunday, September 16, 2012

Lawrence man suffers severe head injuries in motorcycle accident

September 16, 2012


A 33-year-old Lawrence man was injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Blake McCall said that the accident occurred at 3:14 p.m. The man was traveling east on County Road 458, near the turnoff to go to Lone Star Lake, when he lost control on a turn and was thrown from the motorcycle. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

McCall said the driver was wearing a helmet. However, he still sustained severe head injuries.

The driver, whose name has not yet been released, was flown by helicopter ambulance to Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka.


gbulldog 5 years, 8 months ago

I have a brother and a good friend alive today because both were wearing a helmet. It appears the protection provided by the helmet has given the rider a fighting chance to recover fully or at least a chance to live.

I also pray for the emergency personnel who dealt with this accident. It must be very rewarding to be able to help this person to get the medical treatment he needs. It must be especiall tough to work an accident that involves a death that easily could been prevented by wearing a helmut or putting your seatbelt in a vehicle. I love motor cycle riding, but the advent of so many drivers using cell phones, I no longer ride. .

aprilreno 5 years, 8 months ago

This man is my friend and he did not make it

jhawkinsf 5 years, 8 months ago

Very sorry for your loss. Condolences to all his friends and family.

Robert Rauktis 5 years, 8 months ago

On a bike (non-motorized), trivial accidents, even without an additional car, can be real severe. You can't protect your neck, but to a big extent, you can your noggin and your eyes.

Cassie Powell 5 years, 8 months ago

R.I.P. Best wishes to your family. I didn't know you that well or for that long but you were an AMAZING father!

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