Woman in critical condition after car versus motorcycle accident
Posted: Mar 19, 2012 1:58 AM EST | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 7:47 PM EST
OSCEOLA, Ind. - A woman is recovering in the hospital after she was thrown from a motorcycle Sunday afternoon.
It happened just after 4 p.m. at the corner of Lincolnway West and Grand Blvd. Police say the motorcycle driver, Scott Himes, tried to pass to the left of a Honda Civic. The Honda turned left in front of the bike and Himes was not able to stop in time.
Himes' passenger, his wife, Amy, was thrown from the bike and over the car. Himes said he never saw a turn signal, but witnesses told St. Joseph County sheriff's deputies that the car used one.
"We're not exactly sure why the motorcyclist decided to pass the vehicle on the left," Sgt. William Redman said. "There was apparently room on the right, where he could have made a safe pass."
Amy Himes was taken to the hospital and listed in critical condition. Her husband told ABC 57 Sunday night that she is in intensive care and doctors are keeping her sedated.