Two Injured in Motorcycle Wreck in Salem Parking LotTwo people were injured when the operator of a motorcycle laid the bike down in the Westgate Shopping Center Parking lot to apparently avoid hitting another vehicle.
The driver of the cycle, 43-year-old Ray Allen Phillips of North Miller in Salem, and passenger, 34-year-old Jennifer Lance of the same address, were both taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment.
Salem Police say Phillips had just pulled out of a parking space in front of Dollar General when a vehicle several spaces away also backed out of a parking space and didn't see the motorcycle. Phillips reported as he tried to stop to avoid hitting the car the brakes locked up and the cycle skidded to a stop on its side. Police say there was no contact between the cycle and the car driven by 71-year-old Billie Keller of Swan Road in Iuka.
No tickets were issued. The incident occurred at 2:40 Monday afternoon.
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Police Beat for Friday, December 19th, 2014