Motorcyclist Killed in Springfield
By David W. Ransin
Another very sad and avoidable crash causing our community and a family to lose a loved one. Never wave anyone out through stopped traffic and if someone waves you to go just politely say Thanks and wait until you can see clearly. Finally, if the driver who waved them out cannot be found then besides the obvious liability claims there is also a strong uninsured motorist claim that many would not think about which can help provide protection for this lady’s family.
Woman critically injured in motorcycle crash
By: Andrew Jansen and Harrison Keegan
Police say a woman suffered critical injuries Tuesday morning in a motorcycle crash in south Springfield.
Lt. Robert Byrne with the Springfield Police Department said the crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on Campbell Avenue near South Avenue.
Byrne said a motorcycle was turning left from southbound Campbell onto South when it pulled into the path of a northbound SUV.
Byrne said initial reports from witnesses indicate other drivers were stopped and might have waved at the motorcyclist to go ahead and turn — not realizing the SUV was coming in a different nor thbound lane.
There was a man driving the motorcycle with a woman as his passenger. Byrne said the man suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and the woman’s injuries were described as “critical.” Both occupants of the motorcycle were taken to the hospital.
Byrne said the two occupants of the SUV were not injured.