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2012-04-12

Bikers fail on Hill Country roads

By Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Three motorcycle riders failed the challenge of Bandera County's Hill Country roads this month in separate accidents that led to transport to area hospitals.

On Friday, March 30, Staton Watson, 31, of Cuero, was traveling south on Highway 16 near River Bend Road when he failed to negotiate a curve.

Watson ended up in the road ditch after hitting a fence. He was cited for unsafe speed and driving with license suspended.

Watson was air-lifted to University Hospital.

The accident occurred at 2:05 pm.
On Saturday, March 31, Morris Judice, 51, of Florence, Texas, was transported via EMS ambulance to University Hospital after an accident near the same location of Highway 16 and River Bend Road.

Judice was riding north on 16 when the vehicle in front of him slowed to turn onto River Bend. According to Department of Public Safety reports, Judice took faulty evasive action, skidded and came to rest in the center of the roadway.

The accident occurred at 2:07 pm.
On Sunday, April 1, Jaime Garcia, 32, of San Antonio, suffered very serious injuries when his bike overturned and slid into the roadside ditch.

Garcia was traveling north on 16 in a 55 mph location. According to DPS reports, he was cited for unsafe speed as a result of not being attentive to traffic signs.

He was transported to Sid Peterson Regional Hospital in Kerrville by EMS ambulance.

The accidents occurred at 10:20 am.