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Monday, May 11, 2009

Motorcycle Chase Results In Crash

   A motorcyclist who allegedly fled when signaled by a police officers to stop Friday was quick to become the victim of a crash.

   Reports filed through the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department show that the crash occurred just after 11:00 a.m. on Stingy Ridge Road.

   A deputy on patrol reported that the driver of the motor cycle failed to yield the right of way when entering West Point Road from a private driveway. The deputy indicated that the driver was traveling southbound in the northbound lane and was wearing no helmet. When he saw the blue lights he, the deputy reports the driver “took off.”

   Although he attempted to catch up with the driver, the deputy indicates that he turned onto Stingy Ridge Road and he was only able to see the cycle’s tail lights. When he rounded a curve, the deputy found the motorcycle lying in a ditch and the driver lying approximately fifteen feet away.

   Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Kyle Burlison was called in to investigate the crash. The driver, identified as Jason Clay Williams, 22, of 201 Jacobs Drive, Lawrenceburg, was airlifted via Air Evac Lifeflight to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for medical attention. Reports show that Williams was bleeding from the head and ears and was experience difficulty breathing.

   Reports show that warrants will be obtained through the sheriff’s department, charging Williams with the crimes of evading arrest, failure to yield to emergency equipment and driving left of center. In addition, they indicate that additional charges will be sought through THP regarding the crash itself.