August 16, 2011 – Louisville, Ky. – A person was sent to the hospital with life threatening injuries following a motorcycle accident on Sunday, August 14.
WHAS11 reports that the accident occurred on KY 1375, also known as Long Grove Road. Martin Hawkins Jr., 35, from Eastview, was travelling northbound on his 1997 Honda motorcycle when his bike veered off the road, right before a curve in the roadway. The motorcycle then went off of the right shoulder, causing the motorcycle to overturn.
Hawkins was thrown from the motorcycle during the crash. He had to be flown to the University of Louisville Hospital by Air Methods. Hawkins is said to have suffered life threatening injuries.
Officials from the Kentucky State Police, Rineyville Fire Department, Hardin County EMS and Air Methods were on the scene in response to the accident. Officials said that Hawkins was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. The accident is under ongoing investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Kentucky Crash Statistics, there were 791 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Kentucky.
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