Motorcycle driver ejected in collision at Gassville


A two-vehicle collision in Gassville Tuesday morning ejected the driver of a motorcycle, with him being airborne approximately 40 feet before landing on the roadway. The accident occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 62/412 and State Highway 126.Gassville Police Chief Tim Mayfield says the 63-year-old male from Mountain Home driving the motorcycle and the female driver of the other vehicle were both transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center following the collision about 9:45. The motorcycle driver, whose name has not been released, was airlifted to a Springfield hospital for medical treatment. Conditions of the two are not known.

Chief Mayfield says the collision occurred when a small compact car traveling on U.S. 62/412 made a left turn onto State Highway 126 and pulled into the path of the motorcycle. The female driver of the car is from Gassville. Her name and age were not available at the time of this report.

Both vehicles made 360-degree spins.

Chief Mayfield says the car entered the intersection with a yellow flashing caution light, while the driver of the motorcycle had a green light.

Mayfield expects to release the identities of the drivers on Wednesday.

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