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LaGrange man suffers severe injuries after motorcycle crash

The man wasn’t wearing a helmet and was operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement.

(File photo / The Elkhart Truth)
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:23 p.m.

GOSHEN — A LaGrange man was airlifted to the hospital following a motorcycle crash Tuesday.

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department, Goshen Fire Department and Clinton Township Fire Department were called to the intersection of S.R. 13 and C.R. 34 at 1:48 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, Elkhart County 911 Center dispatchers confirmed.

Terry Fry, 44, of LaGrange, was riding a motorcycle southbound on S.R. 13 into the intersection at C.R. 34 when a van — driven by Nannie Peachey, of Howe — heading eastbound on C.R. 34, turned onto S.R. 13 into the path of Fry, who was unable to avoid the collision, according to a news release from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

Fry suffered severe injuries to his lower left leg and was not wearing a helmet. He was airlifted by Medflight to South Bend Memorial Hospital for fractures to his leg, according to the release.

Fry was cited for operating a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement, and Peachey was cited for failure to yield.

The crash is still under investigation by The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department.

DANGEROUS WEEK FOR MOTORCYCLES

According to a news release, this is the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department’s fifth vehicle crash involving a motorcycle in the past several days

The Sheriff’s Department urges motorists to be alert for motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles, and for motorcycle riders to ride responsibly and maintain safe speeds and wear a helmet.

"It may not be required but it may save a life," said a news release.

 




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