Kansas Highway Patrol investigates two accident involving motorcyclists....one fatal
BEATRICE – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup in Riley County, Kansas, Friday.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said the collision happened at 3:55 p.m., about 12 miles north of Manhattan on Tuttle Creek Boulevard at the intersection with West 92nd Avenue.
A 2012 Harley Davidson operated by 66-year-old Daniel Davis of Manhattan and a 2016 Ford F-150 driven by 66-year-old Donald Oriley of Hopkins, Missouri were both northbound.
The K-H-P says a southbound 2018 Dodge Journey driven by a 15-year-old Wakefield, Kansas girl was preparing to make a left turn onto West 92nd Avenue, when the motorcycle struck the rear left corner of the pickup, and the rider was ejected from the bike.
Davis died at the scene of the accident. The drivers of the pickup and the Journey were not injured. The highway patrol said the motorcycle rider was wearing safety glasses, but no helmet.
Meanwhile, Kansas Highway Patrol authorities investigated another car-motorcycle accident that caused serious injuries to a Nebraska motorcycle rider. That accident happened in Brown County, Kansas late Sunday night, just before midnight.
Authorities say a westbound 2005 Toyota Camry was entering U.S. Highway 75 when it failed to yield to a northbound 2011 Harley Davidson. The motorcycle, operated by 55-year-old Martin Elmore, of Bellevue, Nebraska…struck the side of the Camry.
Elmore was taken to the Holton Community Hospital with suspected serious injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The driver of the Camry, 51-year-old Andrew Gerstner, of Topeka…and a female passenger, were not injured.
The collision occurred, about six miles north of Netawaka, near the Sac and Fox Casino.