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Motorcyclist airlifted from Clark County


A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries after he was ejected in a crash Saturday that also injured his passenger.

The man and woman who were injured were aided before crews arrived by a former medic and nurse who drove by the two-vehicle crash that happened around 6 p.m. on U.S. 40 at the Enon Road intersection.

According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, a man was driving the motorcycle with a woman passenger west on U.S. 40 when the driver of a Toyota Camry on Enon Road failed to yield to the motorcycle at the intersection.

The motorcycle struck the car, then overturned; its occupants were ejected. Neither were wearing helmets, according to fire personnel.

The man, who was unconscious, was flown with life-threatening injuries to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. The woman was taken to Springfield Regional Hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. The driver of the car was not hurt.

The names and conditions of those involved in the crash has not yet been released by the highway patrol.

"People really do not look out for motorcycle riders, it's just really sad, because I've seen a lot of people that have been hurt," said former nurse and area resident Carrie Kuss, who rushed to help the main and woman on the motorcycle. "This is a really bad intersection and I really wish they would put a light here, they really need to."

A former paramedic, Jeff Danner, also happened upon the scene Saturday evening.

"People just need to look both ways, double check before driving through an intersection, because one minute they can be there, the next minute they can be gone," he said.


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