2 girls injured in motorcyle accident

Two young females on a motorcycle were seriously injured during a Monday accident on the east side of Columbus.  

The girls were riding a Triumph Daytona 675 in the right lane of 25th Street when the 5:29 p.m. accident occurred, according to witness Tatia Tennyson.   

An older female driving a white Chrysler Town and Country minivan apparently didn’t see the motorcycle when she pulled out onto 25th Street from Cameron Lane with the intention of turning left, Tennyson said.  

The motorcycle, which was not speeding, crashed into the driver’s side of the minivan, causing the bike to skid several feet, Tennyson said.  

After being thrown off the motorcycle, both occupants of the motorcycle rolled several times on the pavement, Tennyson said.  

One of the victims was picked up at the scene by Lifeline helicopter, which landed in a vacant lot east of the accident scene. Names and conditions of both females on the motorcycle were not available as of The Republic’s deadline Monday night.

Emergency responders closed a four-block stretch of 25th Street, from Wedgewood Drive to Talley Road, for more than an hour. An accident reconstructionist was called to the scene.

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Mark Webber is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at mwebber@therepublic.com or 812-379-5636.