Motorcyclist flown to hospital after Fairfield crash

Published: Apr. 27, 2022 at 4:00 PM EDT
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FAIRFIELD, Ohio (WXIX) - A medical helicopter transported a motorcyclist to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after a crash involving a car.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on Symmes Road near Bach Lan when a four-door car pulled out in front of the motorcyclist, causing him to fly off his bike into the roadway, according to Fairfield police.

Police say the victim, whom they have not named, is in critical condition and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Darrin Beatty, who was behind the motorcyclist, said “I thought I was watching this guy die.”

Beatty says the motorcyclist tried to brake.

“Guy on the motorcycle, he got on the throttle and stood up and was doing a wheelie. He rode that for a little bit and then put the front wheel down. Right about when he put the front wheel down, a car pulled out in front of him.”

Beatty says the motorcycle hit the rear passenger side of the car.

“There was just a boom, a loud crash and a metal crunch,” he said. “I was just in shock watching him roll down the road.”

About 100 feet from the intersection, the bike came to a rest in the grass as the motorcyclist lay in the roadway.

“He wasn’t moving,” Beatty said. “He was just gasping real hard just trying to breathe and had a big gash in his forehead with blood pouring out.”

Beatty jumped out of his truck to call 911 but a police officer was already pulling up.

“Graces of God, there was a detective on his way home from work coming the opposite direction and stopped, broke out his emergency kit and started helping the gentleman.”

The driver of the car left the scene, but Fairfield police said they have identified them. No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is ongoing, police said in an update Thursday.

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