Afternoon Crash Shuts Down Interstate 64

Traffic is back to normal on Interstate 64 in Lexington tonight after a crash shut down the eastbound lanes for several hours.

Police say a car lost control and hit four motorcycles around 2:30 this afternoon near the northern split.
The motorcycles had parked underneath an overpass to wait for some rain to pass. Several people were taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.

The crash left many people stuck in traffic.

The eastbound lanes was reopened just before five this afternoon. Police are still investigating the exact cause of the accident.

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  • by Jessica Location: Huntington, WV on Aug 12, 2008 at 09:03 AM
    Dwayne, I'm a friend of Keri's she is still in the hospital in Lexington
  • by Dwayne Location: Sterling, VA on Jul 29, 2008 at 08:15 AM
    Does anyone know the status of these people? I was the one on the black and yellow Buell and had just met these other riders under the bridge. I ended up with a fractued leg but very minor compared to the rest and I would really like to know how the others are doing. Thanks
  • by KYLisa Location: Lexington on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:36 PM
    Riders are doing much better, but still have a long road ahead. I will pass on all comments to them. Car drivers should remember to drive the speed limit and not use cruise control while it's raining! It is stated in the drivers manual- car drivers should be required to take lessons on safety. These are experienced motorcycle riders for lots of years, the drivers of the car however were not, only in early 20's. the bikes were stopped and riders were in an area that should have been safe for them, unfortanally car drivers thinks there are no rules on the road unless a police officer is following them. Maybe more training should be given to car drivers, it is an inexpensive way to prevent death! and learn how to keep their vechicles under control making the roads safer for All drivers! If you have the web site for car driver training please post! Thank you for your prayers.
  • by Margaret Location: Lexington on Jul 23, 2008 at 07:53 AM
    I'd like to know what happened to the driver? Her fault and no names released? Why doesn't the media try to educate drivers instead of just pointing a camera at the carnage. Surely they can find a minutes to say a few words about watching out for motorcycles. Maybe someone will listen and save a life.
  • by Chris Location: Prestonsburg on Jul 22, 2008 at 05:51 AM
    We are praying for the people in this accident. This is all too common, more than likely, the driver of the car was probably not paying attention and by the time the motorcyclist were was too late. I agree with concerned...there's more than enough room on the road for all of us. The reason there is more motorcycle accidents is because more peole are riding, without getting trained first. It's an inexpensive way to stay alive, while motorcyclist can' control everything, we can learn how to stay out of harms way as much as possible. I am also so glad to hear that the riders in this case will live..thank God. If you're a rider, look at this site... WVA can get trained in Kentucky as well for a little less (or so I'm told) Ride Safe and Ride Often
  • by Jessica Location: Huntington on Jul 21, 2008 at 04:53 PM
    Simple common sense and maybe my friends would be home Please people be more careful when you drive remember you are not the only one on the road.Please pray for Keri and Hammer they have a long recovery aahead of them.
  • by sheila&paul Location: hgnt.wv on Jul 21, 2008 at 11:59 AM
    these are our friends from huntington wv out for a ride. please keep them, ron and kerri in your prayers and thoughts. it's going to be a long road for them.
  • by Concerned Location: Wellington on Jul 21, 2008 at 06:23 AM
    Please, people....let's be extra aware of motorcyclists on the roads. These riders were stopped to let rain pass....not even travelling on the road.....and someone hit them! The roads are big enough for all of us. This is what makes me want to sell our motorcycle.....drivers just not watching and being careful, not just for other cars, but for motorcycle riders, as well! There's been more car-cycle accidents lately than I can ever remember! Let's all be observant on the roads and, please....don't get behind the wheel of a car or on a motorcycle unless you are completely sober! So thankful these people will live through this.....others have not.


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