2 motorcycles ‘in wrong place at the wrong time’ when CRV drives over them

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Accident following Blessing of the Bikes

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UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.

A Honda CRV was on top of two motorcycles when troopers responded to the intersection of Fairgrounds and Hawkins roads, Sgt. Richard Milstead of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Xenia Post said.

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. when the Honda CRV, which was traveling north on Fairgrounds Road and tried to turn left onto Hawkins Road into the path of a white Chrysler headed south on Fairgrounds Road. The CRV then drove over the top of two motorcycles stopped at the intersection, he said. “They were just in the wrong place at the wrong time,” Milstead said. “Those bikes were just simply parked at an intersection where another crash had occurred.”

Two motorcycle riders were taken to hospitals, one to Miami Valley Hospital and another to Greene Memorial Hospital. Their injuries are serious but not life-threatening, he said. Two people in the Chrysler were taken to Greene Memorial Hospital with injuries that were not serious.

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“Blessing of the Bikes started this morning about 10 o’clock and ran til 4 p.m. From what we were told, all of those riders were exiting that venue,” Milstead said of the event at Kil-Kare Raceway.

The CRV driver is facing a failure to yield citation, Milstead said.

“You’ve just got to be aware of everyone around you, including bikes. They are difficult to see. You have to give that extra second of your time before proceeding into an intersection,” he said.

UPDATE @ 3:30 p.m.

Four people were taken to the hospital after a sport utility vehicle collided with a car and two motorcycles this afternoon in Xenia Twp.

The two motorcyclists were stopped at the intersection of Fairground and Hawkins roads when the eastbound SUV attempted turn left onto Hawkins and struck the car, then careened into the two motorcyclists, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Xenia Post.

Two people were riding the motorcycle that ended up underneath the SUV. Both were conscious when transported to the hospital, according to the patrol.

Two people in the white car were also taken to the hospital.

A witness tells us the motorcyclists had just left the Blessing of the Bikes event at Kil-Kare Raceway.

We’re working to gather more details.


Crews in Xenia Twp. are on scene of a reported motorcycle crash at the intersection of Fairground and Hawkins roads.

The crash happened around 2 p.m.

Traffic is blocked at the intersection as emergency personnel respond to the scene.

We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.