Nichole Hannahs

Accident on SR 93

by Nichole Hannahs on September 11, 2013 at 11:18 am

One person was sent to the hospital Wednesday morning after an accident on State Route 93.

It happened just before 9:30 a.m. in front of the home at 5950 Adamsville Road. State Highway Patrol Sergeant Chuck Merryman said a motorcycle was traveling north on the roadway, when it struck a vehicle.

"A vehicle was pulling from their driveway and pulled out in front of the motorcycle," said Sgt. Merryman. "At this point in our investigation that’s what we feel happened. The motorcyclist struck the side of the car."

Sgt. Merryman said it appears the motorcyclists injuries were non life threatening. The rider was taken to Genesis Good Samaritan for treatment. Sgt. Merryman said as of late the patrol has seen a number of accidents involving motorcycles. He urges all motorists to be aware while traveling.

"If you’re a motorcyclist drive defensively. Make sure you’re aware and always wear a helmet, if possible," said Merryman. "If you’re in a car or truck just be more aware that there are more motorcycles on the road during the summer months."

At this time Sgt. Merryman said the driver of the vehicle faces a possible violation of failure to yield from a private driveway, pending the investigation.