DATE: Saturday, January 21, 2017
SUBJECT: Motorcyclist Injured after Crash in Melody Hill Neighborhood
RLEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-008
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:05AM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and MCutchanville Fire Department responded to a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Ivy Meadow Drive and Hedera Drive near Oak Hill Road.
Once on scene, first responders located a 32-year-old male lying in a yard near the intersection. According to witness information, the motorcycle operator had been traveling westbound on Ivy Meadow when he failed to negotiate a northbound turn onto Hedera Drive.
The motorcyclist was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A preliminary investigation suggests that speed in conjunction with a faulty braking system may have contributed to the crash.