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Monday, April 12, 2021

Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Bedford

Bedford, IN (April 12, 2021) - A Clarksville, Indiana man was seriously injured after the motorcycle he was operating collided with a vehicle Friday afternoon at the intersection of 16th and R streets.

According to a Bedford Police report, 78-year-old Danny Dalton, of Bedford, was traveling South on R Street and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection. He then attempted to turn left onto 16th Street.

At the same time, 29-year-old Wesley Epperson, of Clarksville, was reportedly “popping over a hill traveling westbound on 16th Street” on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Police say the two vehicles collided in the intersection. Dalton told police he believed Epperson was traveling at a high-rate of speed because he said “it came out of nowhere”.

Police say Epperson was barely conscious and could not tell officers what happened. Epperson suffered severe head injures and possible internal injuries. He was transported by a Seals ambulance to IU Health Hospital for treatment. He was then flown by helicopter to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Dalton was not injured. Both drivers submitted to blood tests which is standard procedure. Those results are pending.

Source: WBIW