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Injury Collision Involving Motorcycle on KY 1375

Date of News Release: 08/15/2011

(Elizabethtown, Ky.) -- On August 14, 2011, at 15:46 pm EST, Kentucky State Police received a call of an single-vehicle accident on KY 1375 (N Long Grove Road). Upon arrival, Trooper Brian Mouser located a 1997 Honda Motorcycle, operated by Martin Hawkins Jr. (35 year-old white male from Eastview) that was traveling north on KY1375, when for unknown reasons, the motorcycle left the right hand shoulder of the roadway prior to entering a curve. After leaving the roadway, the motorcycle overturned and ejected the operator.

Martin A. Hawkins Jr. was airlifted from the scene by Air Methods and was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with life threatening injuries. Mr. Hawkins was not wearing a helmet. Trooper Mouser was assisted at the scene by Trooper Justin Spears, Rineyville Fire Department, Hardin County EMS and Air Methods.

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