Accident

Jul 12, 2013 10:30 PM

Three Hurt In Richmond Road Accident

A bad wreck sent three people to the hospital and shut down Richmond Road. Around 7pm a motorcycle carrying two people collided with a car.

"I was here sitting at the light. Light turned green. Saw a couple on a motorcycle fly by, strike this car. The lady flew up in the air about 20 feet, landed face down on the ground," said witness Josh Daugherty who was just one car between the car involved in the accident.

Lexington police say the motorcycle driver was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver of the car and the passenger of the motorcycle were also taken to the hospital with less serious injuries. The collision reconstruction unit has been on the scene for several hours.

Daugherty said several people who witnessed the crash helped the victims before ambulances arrived.

"My first instinct is to go out there and help, see what I can do and see if they're okay. And then call 911 and try to get the ambulance here as quick as they can," he says.

Police also say two nurses helped those injured in the crash.

Lexington Police expect Richmond Road near Locust Hill to be shutdown to traffic until at least midnight.

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