A Vermont motorcycle accident involving a high-speed police chase leaves a motorcyclist and several pedestrians injured after the motorcyclist rides off the road. The incident took place on Saturday morning, April 30, 2011, along Interstate 89.
According to police, a trooper was monitoring traffic at a U-turn along Interstate 89 in Williston when a motorcycle was clocked going 137 milers per hour. The trooper began to chase the speeding bike but immediately lost sight of it.
The trooper eventually caught up with the bike after several miles. Then the motorcyclist decided to make a run for it and began to speed away. The motorcyclist ended up driving off the road after failing to make a turn.
The motorcyclist has been identified as Eric Larson, 19, of Jeffersonville. Rescue crews transported Mr. Larson to Fletcher Allen Medical Center where he was treated for injuries sustained in the accident. His condition was not immediately made known.
An unspecified amount of pedestrians, who were in the woods at the time of the incident, were struck by the motorcycle. Details concerning their injuries were not immediately made available.
The Vermont motorcycle accident is still under investigation by local authorities. Police have indicated that criminal charges may be brought against Mr. Larson.
This is an unfortunate incident, and we would like to wish all the victims a speedy recovery.