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2012-04-26

County roads continue to prove dangerous for bikers

Carolyn B. Edwards BCC Staff Writer

Two bikers were transported to University Hospital in San Antonio following an accident on Thursday, April 12 at 5:25 pm.

Todd Lemon, 47, of Borger and Ricky Trammell, 52, of Fritch were traveling north on Highway 16 in the vicinity of the Medina Children's Home.

Lemon attempted to pass a van in a no passing zone on a curve, according to Department of Public Safety reports.

He lost control of his bike and the van braked to avoid a collision.

A biker riding his motorcycle behind the van braked to avoid hitting the vehicle, and Trammell, just behind that biker, took faulty evasive action, reports say, and laid his bike over.

Lemon was cited for traveling at an unsafe speed and disregarding a passing zone.

Both were wearing helmets.

On Sunday, April 22, Joseph Appelt, 48, of San Antonio was air-lifted to University Hospital after he was unable to avoid a deer that ran out into the roadway in front of him. He was thrown off his bike.

This accident happened on Highway 16 north near the Bandera Electric Cooperative offices at 12:21 pm.

According to Bandera County Sheriff's Office reports there were four major and three minor accidents investigated by BCSO deputies this week.