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Two Overnight Wrecks–a Biker on John Anderson and a Car on I-95–Result in 2 More Critical Injuries

| December 8, 2012

The motorcycle wreck took place on John Anderson Highway, at the first curve south of State Road 100. click on the map for larger view.

Rescue personnel and Florida Highway Patrol investigators were stretched thin Friday as wrecks unfolded in rapid succession in Flagler County, each resulting in critical injuries to some of those involved.

The first wreck took place at Palm Coast Parkway and Old Kings Road, sending 14-year-old Matthew Yarborough to Halifax hospital with critical injuries. He is expected to make it.

The next wreck took place at 9:45 p.m. Brian A. Davis, a 30-year-old resident of Daytona Beach, is in critical condition at Halifax hospital after he lost control of his motorcycle on John Anderson Highway, about three miles south of State Road 100, where John Anderson curves east.

Davis was riding south on John Anderson when he failed to negotiate the curve. Conditions were drizzly all evening. He swerved off the highway and onto the grassy shoulder, where the Harley Davidson Heritage Softail overturned on its left side and continued into the wood-line west of the highway. The front-left of the motorcycle struck a tree and came to a final rest facing west.

Davis was not wearing a helmet. Alcohol was not involved. Roger’s Towing cleared the scene.

Then, at 3 a.m., a car driving north on I-95 lost control and drove into the woods at mile marker 292, just north of Palm Coast Parkway. Details on that wreck are still sketchy. But the driver was evacuated to Halifax in critical condition. The identity of the driver and other details will be provided when available. There are also reports of an early morning fatal wreck on I-95 at State Road 40 in Volusia County, but little else is known in that case.

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5 Responses for “Two Overnight Wrecks–a Biker on John Anderson and a Car on I-95–Result in 2 More Critical Injuries”

  1. glad fly says:

    my gosh what’s happening? this is becoming epidemic. best wishes to all involved.

  2. Robert Lewis says:

    Sadly, this was an issue that the Sheriff candidates did not want to talk about. Candidates were too concerned with who was registered where and when… and how they conducted themselves 10 years ago.

    Once again issues are avoided. How much blood needs to be spilled on our roadways before enough is enough??

  3. ol' sarge says:

    Robert, what do you suggest? Mandatory don’t drive like an idiot classes? Sometimes these accidents just happen…there is nothing to talk about as a Sheriff’s candidate, except maybe helmet regulations…but we all know where that ends up…

  4. glide10 says:

    Have to agree with “ol’ sarge”, you can’t blame crashes on who’s in office, No matter how many officers are out on the streets, crashes are going to happen until people start to drive responsibly. I’m sure you don’t have all the factors of each crash either and when the investigations are complete the facts will be there and someone is going to be at fault, that is where you can do your finger pointing.

  5. Ben Blakely says:

    These awful accidents are most likely occurring due to poor or ancient motorcycle driving education or deficient experience. Without the skill necessary to ride safely under variable conditions, these accidents will continue escalating.

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