A wreck in Lawton sent a motorcycle rider to the hospital last Friday. A motorcyclist was on North West 52nd Street, leaving Fort Sill, when he was struck at an intersection. KSWO Channel Seven News reports that the motorcycle rider had a green light. He was traveling through the intersection when he was struck by a Jeep. The Jeep didn’t yield when turning left onto Rogers and hit the motorcycle. Traffic had to be stopped in both directions to allow a helicopter to land. The motorcyclist was airlifted to an Oklahoma City hospital. His condition was reported as stable with an injured leg. No information has been released about the blood test results of the Jeep driver.
There is no word yet on why the driver failed to yield at the intersection. Were drugs or alcohol involved? Was the driver of the Jeep distracted? Was it simply a case of the driver not looking where he or she was driving? Unfortunately, this is a common cause of many motorcycle wrecks each year. The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Look Twice for Motorcycles”