News: Three Colorado Springs motorcyclists hurt in chain-reaction crash on I-49 near Rich Hill

BATES COUNTY, MO – Three motorcyclists from Colorado Springs were hurt after a chain-reaction accident on Interstate 49 in Bates County on Wednesday.

The MSHP reports that the accident occurred near 11:40 p.m. at the 122 mile marker on southbound I-49 when 51-year-old Turhan May lost control of his Harley Davidson on an uneven patch of road and was thrown from his motorcycle.

Two other Harley Davidson motorcycles tried to avoid colliding with May’s vehicle, and both drivers went off the roadway and were ejected from their vehicles as well.

Joshua Lewis, 44, was seriously injured and was taken to Research Hospital by EMS.

May and the third rider, 43-year-old Warrick Green, were both taken to Bates County Memorial Hospital, where May was treated for moderate injuries and Green was seen for minor injuries.

Lewis was the only rider reportedly not wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle accidents are notoriously dangerous and deadly, and being involved in one means an increased risk of serious injury. The fast-acting Kansas City auto accident attorneys at the McCallister Law Firm have years of experience getting results for motorcyclists who have been injured on the road. Tell us about your accident by calling 816-931-2229 or contacting us online to find out more about what we can do for you.

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