FATALITY FOLLOWING MOTORCYCLE CRASHNov 13th, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Front Page
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On Sunday,November 13, 2011 shortly after 6:00 PM a deer running across U.S. Highway 90 west of Madison caused a motorcycle crash. The two riders
survived the initial impact with injuries but a car coming east on the highway ran over the female and she was trapped under the vehicle. Three witnesses at the scene lifted the vehicle off the severly injured person so that EMS personnel could provide immediate care. She was flown to a trauma center by helicopter. The male victim was carried by ambulance to another hospital. Madison Fire Rescue, Greenville Fire Rescue, Madison Sheriff’s Office, Madison County EMS and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
Update: According to the FHP, both riders were from Valdosta, Ga. The woman, Tena L. Forrest, 49, was taken to Shands in Gainesville where she died from injuries received after being hit by a driver who did not see her becaiuse there were no street lights and she was wearing dark clothing. The driver, James P. Forrest, 56, was taken to South Georgia Medical Center and treated for serious injuries.