SUBJECT: Alcohol Suspected Factor in Motorcycle Crash that Hospitalized One
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-024
CONTACT: Sgt. Erik Nilssen
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
A motorcyclist was seriously injured this afternoon in northwestern Vanderburgh County after losing control of his motorcycle and striking an embankment.
On Friday, June 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and Scott Township Fire Department responded to a motorcycle crash in the area of Owensville Rd, just north of Nisbet Rd.
Once on scene, first responders located a male lying in a field located on the east side of the roadway. The motorcyclist was unresponsive, but breathing. Scott Township Fire and EMS rendered aid to the motorcyclist. On scene investigation indicated that the motorcycle had been traveling north on Owensville Rd near Nisbet Rd when it left the roadway and struck a ditch and embankment a short distance later.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained facial lacerations and a possible head injury. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries.
Pursuant to state law regarding crashes involving serious bodily injury or death, the motorcyclist consented to a post-crash blood draw. The crash will remain under investigation pending toxicology results. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash.
Pictured above: Crash scene on Owensville Rd,.