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Columbus man hurt in car - motorcycle crash

A Columbus man was lifelined from a car - motorcycle accident on Friday.


Just after 5:00 pm Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Henry Lakes Blvd / Daniel Drive, in reference to a crash involving a motorcycle.  On arrival, it was determined that a vehicle driven by Melissa Pass, 38, Edinburgh, was attempting to turn onto Daniel Drive when it was struck by a motorcycle ridden by Alex Garcia, 31, Columbus.


Garcia was ejected from the motorcycle and was flown to Indianapolis via Lifeline.  Ms. Pass was uninjured. 


May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers reminds riders – and drivers – that everyone needs to do their part.


“Check twice for motorcycles.  Motorcycle riders are more vulnerable and have less protections than those in vehicles.  We can safely share the road together by following the rules of the road and looking out for one another," said Sheriff Myers.


“Drivers should double check twice for motorcycles – especially in blind spots. Motorcycle riders have the same rights to the road as other vehicles.  Motorcyclists should always wear a helmet and appropriate gear," said BCSO Chief Deputy Major Chris Lane.