Authorities Report Three Motorcycle Crashes in Area this Weekend
Three motorcyclists suffered injuries after separate crashes on Friday. Two of those occurred in Adams County.
BLOWOUT CAUSES MOTORCYCLE TO CRASH
(Adams County, Ill)—A motorcycle crash Friday afternoon is blamed on tire failure.
Deputies say 54 year-old Charles Jenkins of Loraine was riding his Harley Davidson on Highway 336. Jenkins was exiting at the Mendon/Ursa exit around 12:35 p.m. when his front tire blew. Jenkins lost control, causing the cycle to overturn. He was thrown from the bike.
The initial report lists his injuries as minor. He was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Deputies say Jenkins was not wearing a helmet.
CAR-CYCLE CRASH RESULTS IN CHARGES FOR BOTH DRIVERS
(Quincy, Ill)—A van and motorcycle collide in Quincy just after 5 p.m. Friday, resulting in charges for both Quincy drivers.
Quincy Police report a van driven by 30 year-old Amanda Altgilbers was turning left off 12th Street into the Family Dollar parking lot. She collided with an oncoming motorcycle operated by 32 year-old Seth Burton. Burton was taken to Blessing Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Altgilbers also went to Blessing for evaluation.
Officers cited Altgilbers for causing the accident.
Burton received citations for no motorcycle classification and no proof of insurance.
BOWLING GREEN MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN COLLISION
(Lincoln County, Mo)--A motorcyclist from Bowling Green sustains serious injuries after his cycle sideswipes a car.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 45 year-old Jeffrey Baucom was riding his Suzuki on Lincoln County Route C at 7:30 Friday morning. Baucom failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the center line and sideswiped an oncoming SUV driven by Ashley Lancaster of Moscow Mills. Baucom was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur .