Motorcyclist Left With Severe Road Rash After Crash

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- Riley County police say a motorcyclist was injured and cited after an accident near his home in Manhattan.

On Friday, August, 31, 2012 at 5 PM, officers were called to College Heights Road just west of Quivera Drive for a report of a motorcycle crash.

Officials say Donald Patterson, 25, was driving his 2004 Honda CRV at a high rate of speed when he "got spooked" by a car on a side road, forcing him to hit the brakes and lose control of his motorcycle.

According to police, Patterson skidded 264 feet and was left with major road rash injuries but witnesses reported seeing him walking away from the scene westbound.

A spokesman for the Riley County Police Department says Patterson managed to walk to where he lives on College Heights Circle and got in his car and drove himself to Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan for treatment.

He was later cited for Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Property Damage, Failure to Report an Accident and Failure to Exercise Due Care.

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