UPDATE: AUGUST 24, 2015
AMBULANCE HELICOPTERS LAND IN A GRASSY FIELD BEHIND HARDEE’S RESTAURANT, NEAR ACCIDENT SCENE
Louisa man and his cousin survive nasty motorcycle wreck
By Wade Queen
According to initial reports, shortly after 3 P.M. Saturday afternoon, Louisa Police, the Louisa Fire Department and Netcare EMS responded to an accident scene on KY 3 near the Advanced Auto store, involving at least two injured, and possibly more.
Here is the official police report from Louisa Police Chief, Greg Fugitt:
“…On August 22, 2015 at 1435 the Louisa Police Department responded to the call of a motor vehicle accident in the area of Sav-A-Lot on KY 3.
During the course of the investigation and witness statements it was determined that a motorcycle operated by Timothy C. Christian, 37 of Louisa with his passenger Jessica D. Fissler, 33 also of Louisa lost control of his vehicle and veered off the roadway.
According to witness, Mr. Christian was traveling south of KY 3 where the three lanes begin at Sav-A-Lot. Witness stated that Mr. Christian looked over his shoulder as if checking to make a lane change when he began to veer of the roadway. Investigation shows that the vehicle then traveled just a little over 177 feet off the roadway during that time, even on the hillside, before coming to rest along side of the road. Mrs. Fissler was thrown from the vehicle before it came to a stop. Both subjects were taken to St. Marys Hospital for treatment.
Louisa Fire Department, Net Care Ambulance also responded. Investigation is still be conducted by Officer Julius Musick and will be completed once both subject are medically able to give a statement.”
Emergency officials who arrived on the scene shorty thereafter requested two aeromedical helicopters to transport two injured, both of whom were the motorcycle passengers. Two Netcare ambulances transported the injured riders to the waiting air medical copters, and they were both flown to Huntington, West Virginia hospitals.
Today’s wreck marks the eighth major accident in the Louisa/Lawrence County area since August 10; seven of which took place from between August 10th to the 17th; that in total has involved more than a dozen vehicles and while there have been no fatalities, there have been nearly 20 people in these recent accidents transported for medical treatment.
And since today’s wreckage also involved a motorcycle; that makes around a dozen motorcycle/ATV accidents in the Lawrence County area since Memorial Day.