Suspected serious injuries after motorcycles collide in Dayton Wednesday

A Butler County man was killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash on Hamilton-Middletown Road in Liberty Twp.
A Butler County man was killed Saturday night in a two-vehicle crash on Hamilton-Middletown Road in Liberty Twp.

A 27-year-old Dayton man was taken to Miami Valley Hospital with suspected serious injuries after two motorcycles crashed in Dayton Wednesday night.

The crash was reported shortly after 9:15 p.m. in the 2900 block of Harshman Road in front of Wendy’s.

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The two motorcycles were going north on Harshman Road when the motorcycle in the left lane attempted to change into the right lane, according to the crash report.

In the process of changing lanes, it hit the front tire of the second motorcycle.

The second motorcycle had suspected serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. The driver of the first motorcycle was not injured.

In calls to 911, people described two motorcycles colliding, possibly while changing lanes, causing one of the riders to crash, sustaining a wound to their head.

One caller said that the crash victim wasn’t responsive, but was breathing and moaning, with a laceration on their head. A voice could be heard in the background shouting, “Stay with me,” and calling the victim’s name.

A different caller described the rider being thrown in the air, and another described seeing a motorcycle skidding down the street.

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All callers described a group of people running to help the injured rider. The caller who described the victim’s injuries told dispatchers that the group was using a shirt to apply pressure to the wound.

Harshman Road was blocked at the intersection with Brandt Pike and Needmore Road while police investigated.