Motorcycle rider found unconscious after crash in Vanderburgh Co.

Motorcycle rider found unconscious after crash in Vanderburgh Co.

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Emergency crews were called to a crash between two motorcycles on Saturday around 8 p .m. near St. Joseph Avenue and Schenk Road.

Sgt. Erik Nilssen with the Vanderburgh Co. Sheriff’s Office says they believe two motorcycle riders knew each other and one was traveling behind the other.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, the two motorcycles were going north on St. Joseph Avenue before the crash. At the intersection of Schenk Road and St. Joseph Avenue, the driver of the 2016 Honda CBR stopped at the stop sign, but the motorcyclist on the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja did not.

The Sheriff’s Office says the Honda motorcycle was sideswiped from behind. This caused the Kawasaki to hit the stop sign and eject the driver.

The news release says the driver ejected from one of the bikes was found unconscious in the middle of the intersection when crews arrived. That rider was taken to the hospital.

The news release says the driver ejected from one of the bikes was found unconscious in the middle of the intersection when crews arrived.
The news release says the driver ejected from one of the bikes was found unconscious in the middle of the intersection when crews arrived. (Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)

The other motorcyclist was not hurt.

Both of the riders in this wreck were wearing helmets, according to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies don’t believe alcohol was a factor at this time, but the crash is still under investigation.

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