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2012-04-05

Odessa biker air-lifted

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Thirty-nine year old Cody Eckel of Odessa, Texas, was air-lifted to University Hospital in San Antonio following an accident Friday evening, March 30.

Eckel was traveling south on Highway 16 near Wallace Creek Road at an unsafe speed for conditions of the road.

According to Department of Public Safety reports, Eckel was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck some loose gravel. The bike fell to the ground and the rider ended up in the creek.

He was not wearing a helmet.

The accident occurred at 6 pm.

According to Bandera County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Activity Reports for March 30 through April 2, there were seven major accidents, two minor accidents and four other accidents during that period.