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Motorcyclist Air Lifted After Accident Yesterday

Posted: Saturday, May 18th, 2013 at 6:30 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

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A male was transported to Methodist in Des Moines with life-threatening injuries after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a car. The accident happened shortly before 1pm on Highway 14 in front of the Knoxville Raceway. The male was driving a white motorcycle. A driver and passenger in the gold Toyota car involved in the vehicle declined ambulance treatment. The name of the motorcycle driver has not been released

Knoxville Police Officer Kenny Hucks tells KNIA/KRLS News that the motorcycle was north-bound in the right lane behind another vehicle. That vehicle was turning into Casey’s, so the motorcycle attempted to pass it in the left lane. At the same time, the gold Toyota was pulling out of Casey’s, turning left to go south. Hucks says it appears neither vehicle saw each other. The motorcycle collided with the Toyota just behind the front driver’s side wheel, throwing the driver several yards. The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet.

Knoxville Fire and Rescue, Knoxville PD, the Iowa State Patrol and Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene. The accident remains under investigation, with the Knoxville Police Department assisting the Iowa State Patrol. KNIA/KRLS News will provide more information as soon as it becomes official.

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