CareFlight responds following motorcycle crash


PIQUA — A Piqua man was transported to Miami Valley Hospital aboard CareFlight following a Thursday afternoon crash involving a motorcycle and a semi.

Piqua police have identified the 18-year-old male driver as Neil Bayman, a resident of Piqua.

The crash occurred around 4 p.m. when a semi that was traveling south on County Road 25-A in the vicinity of the Paul Sherry dealership, slowed or stopped to make a right turn, when the motorcycle driver and the semi somehow collided.

The motorcyclist was ejected from his bike. A helmet was recovered at the scene and Piqua police are working to determine if the rider was wearing the helmet at the time of the crash.

Piqua police, fire and medics responded to the crash. CareFlight was requested and Piqua medics met the helicopter at Upper Valley Medical Center, where he was transported to Miami Valley Hospital.

Deputy Piqua Police Chief Marty Grove said that the extent of the rider’s injuries are not have not been released but do not appear to be life-threatening.

The crash remains under investigation by Piqua Police.

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