Jacksonville area biker seriously injured in motorcycle accident.
Jacksonville, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)—A Jacksonville area motorcyclist was left in serious condition when he was hit by an automobile on June 22, 2009, in front of the Union County Fire and Rescue building in Lake Butler, as reported by the Bradford County Telegraph. The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) http://www.flhsmv.gov/fhp/ identified the seriously injured motorcyclist as Mark A. Dougherty, 53, of Jacksonville. FHP reports indicate Dougherty was traveling southbound on S.R. 121, while riding on his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle, when a 2006 Acura pulled out in front of the biker. The driver of the Acura, Angelia D. Henderson, 45, of Lake City, was reportedly turning onto S.R. 121 from S.E. 6th Ave, when she struck the traveling motorcyclist. FHP reports state the Harley Davison motorcycle slammed into the right side of the car, which caused Dougherty to be thrown off his motorcycle and onto the street.
Luckily for the victims, help was on the scene of the accident within seconds. The motor vehicle collision (MVC) occurred directly in front of the Union County Fire and Rescue building. Union County paramedics treated Dougherty at the scene, and then transported him by ShandsCare emergency medical helicopter to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for further treatment of his critical injuries. FHP also states, Doughtery was wearing a motorcycle helmet at the time of the crash. The Acura’s estimated damages reached an upwards of $10,000; the motorcycle was a total loss. Charges are pending against Henderson, who was reportedly not injured in the collision.
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