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2012-03-08

Motorcyclists rack up the wrecks

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Three bikers met with calamity last week on Bandera County roadways.

Aaron Acuña, 19, of Hondo, was air-lifted to University Hospital in San Antonio after he was seriously injured in a Sunday, March 4 incident on Highway 16.

Acuña, riding a 2009 Suzuki in a pack of bikers, apparently attempted to pass at an unsafe speed. He lost control of the bike, ran off the roadway and went through a barbed wire fence.

According to DPS reports, Acuña ended up 20 feet away from his bike. He was not wearing a helmet.

The accident occurred at 1 pm.

On Thursday, March 1, Josh Everly of San Antonio failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 16, two miles south of Red Bluff Creek. He ran his Kawasaki Ninja off the road and into some loose gravel, which caused him to skid.

According to DPS reports, Everly was wearing a helmet. He was traveling north on 16 at an unsafe speed for the road conditions, the reports state.

Although his injuries were classified as very serious, he refused treatment at the scene.

On Saturday, March 3, Michael Sanchez, 31, suffered minor injuries when his Yamaha had mechanical problems. Sanchez was traveling east on FM 470 on a curve coming over a hill when the engine died and locked up. The bike came to rest against a fence.