Monday, May 27, 2013
The Reno County Sheriff's Office is investigating a motorcycle accident that injured two people near Cheney Lake.
It happened shortly before 3 p.m. at South Yoder Rd. and East Silver Lake Rd., northeast of the lake. Sheriff's Captain Wayne Baughman said 22-year-old Kyle Werner of Hutchinson was riding southbound when he failed to negotiate the transition from Yoder Road to Silver Lake Road.
Werner locked up the brakes and the motorcycle slide off the road and into a stop sign. Werner and his passenger, 21-year-old Jessica Parson, were thrown from the bike.
Werner was transported by Lifeteam helicopter to Via Christi Hospital on St. Francis in critical condition. The sheriff's office says he was not wearing a helmet.
Parson was taken to St. Francis for treament of non-life threatening injuries.