TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Motorcycle vs. Bicycle Injury Crash in Hopkins County
Date of News Release: 05/05/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- Matthew Lynn, age 14 of Earlington, KY, was riding a bicycle southbound on KY 1337 (Earlington Road). Christopher Bowman, age 34 of Earlington, KY, was operating a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on KY 1337 (Earlington Road) approaching the bicycle from behind. Mr. Bowman attempted to pass the bicycle as both were in the southbound lane. The motorcycle struck the bicycle in the southbound lane. Mr. Lynn was flown to Vanderbilt Medical Center by PHI Air Medical for treatment. Mr. Bowman was transported by ambulance to the Regional Medical Center for treatment. Mr. Lynn was not wearing a helmet. Mr. Bowman was wearing a helmet.