10/12/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan
Jackson County, FL—A violent crash involving a car and two motorcycles Sunday evening, October 10, 2010, left three people with injuries ranging from minor to severe. The accident occurred in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 231 near Alford, according to information provided by the Jackson County Floridian.
Reports indicated two men, identified as 67-year-old Willie Peach and 50-year-old Gordon Ward, were riding their motorcycles northbound on U.S. 231 when Peach’s bike struck the back of a sedan.
Peach was ejected from his motorcycle while his bike went on to enter the median. The impact also prompted the driver of the sedan, 28-year-old Sabrina Lindahl, to try “to take evasive action.” Upon doing so, however, her sedan hit Ward’s motorcycle.
Ward’s bike went on to the slam into the guardrail on the east shoulder of the roadway. Both motorcyclists, along with the Lindahl, were approaching the Bailey Branch Bridge when the injurious accident occurred.
Emergency medical services (EMS) personnel were subsequently dispatched to the scene. Peach, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was flown to Tallahassee Memorial where doctors listed him in critical condition.
Ward was rushed to South Alabama Medical Center where he received treatment for his serious injuries and was released early Monday.
“It was just a beautiful day and we were just out riding… Me and him both have been riding all our lives… I’ve almost been run over several times, but it’s the first time I ever got hit,” Ward said. Ward alleged Peach was in a coma as a result of the accident.
While Lindahl managed to escape injury in the motorcycle-related accident, an unidentified passenger in her car was taken to Jackson Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Investigations into the car-motorcycle collision are expected to be underway.
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