By Tricia Bell, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
LIMA, OHIO -
One person is in critical condition and another sent to the hospital following a motorcycle crash in American Township. Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating the crash which occurred at the intersection of Allentown Road and Buckskin Trail near the Country Aire subdivision.
Lieutenant Brant Zemelka says the driver of a green car with Illinois license plates was headed west on Allentown Road and was slowing to turn into a housing development. The driver of the motorcycle was headed east. Officers aren't completely sure what happened yet, but it appears the motorcycle driver tried to avoid hitting the car but ended up striking the vehicle in the right rear. He was thrown from the motorcycle. The bike then slid into two other vehicles on the road.
The driver of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet. Both the driver of the motorcycle and the driver of the green car were taken to St. Rita's by ambulance. The highway patrol is expected to release more information on this crash Wednesday evening. The American Township fire department and police department assisted at the scene.