A motorcyclist was
thrown from his bike early this morning when he hit traffic barrel supports
in the middle of I-65 where traffic was down to one lane due to
construction, Indiana State Police said.
police, a preliminary investigation by Trooper Nicholas Price revealed at
approximately 12:04 a.m. Thursday, September 13, a 2013 Triumph motorcycle,
driven by Derek Duvall, 36, of Lake Village, was north bound on I-65 at the
240.2 mile marker, near the Lowell exit, when he hit the rubber traffic
barrel supports that were in the middle of the interstate.
Police said Duvall
lost control of his motorcycle after hitting the barrel supports and went
off to the right, sliding along with the bike until he hit the ditch on the
east side of the road. This caused Duvall to be thrown from the motorcycle
and come to rest approximately five feet away. Duvall sustained injuries
including a fractured ankle and road rash and was taken to Saint Anthony’s
Hospital in Crown Point.
Duvall was wearing
a helmet, which saved him from injuries to the head, according to ISP.
Troopers William Stancy and Zach Beaver, Lowell EMS, and Cheever’s Towing.