PIQUA – A head-on crash between a motorcycle and a SUV saw the motorcycle driver and his passenger transported aboard CareFlight for serious injuries.
The crash occurred around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 25-A and Troy-Sidney Road, just north of Paris Court Trailer Park.
According to witnesses and early reports, the motorcyclist and his passenger were northbound on Co. Rd. 25-A when they attempted to turn left onto Troy-Sidney Road, striking a southbound SUV head-on.
The impact threw one of the cyclists into the windshield of the SUV and drove the motorcycle backwards approximately 15 yards.
Both the driver of the motorcycle and his passenger suffered extensive injuries. It was reported that neither was wearing a helmet.
CareFlight was called to transport both. The driver of the SUV was shaken but uninjured.
A witness who lives in nearby Paris Court Trailer Court told the Piqua Daily Call that seconds before he heard the impact, the motorcycle was “really getting on it” as it allegedly sped up.
Firefighters and paramedics from Piqua and firefighters from Fletcher responded to the scene to care for injured and set up a landing zone for CareFlight.
County Road 25-A was closed for over an hour while the crash was investigated and cleaned up.
The crash is being investigated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.