Injury Accident 22-17631
Posted on 06/03/2022

On Friday, June 3, 2022, at 7:51pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a traffic crash in front of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store at 1234 Hwy 175 in the Village of Richfield.  The initial caller reported a motorcycle had struck a pole in the road right of way.  Deputies responded to the scene along with Richfield Fire and Rescue. 

Upon arrival, it was discovered a car was southbound on STH 175, indicated a left turn and proceeded to turn into the main entrance to the grocery store.  A motorcycle was traveling directly behind the car and was being operated by a 56 year old Village of Richfield man.  The motorcycle operator proceeded to conduct a passing maneuver, attempting to pass the car in front of him to the left at the same time the car was making a left turn.  The motorcycle operator struck the car, lost control, struck a pole and was ejected from his motorcycle. 

It’s believed the operator of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  Due to the motorcycle operators injuries Richfield Fire requested Flight for Life air ambulance to respond to the scene and the subject was transported from the scene by Flight for Life.  The operator of the car was uninjured and an uninvolved witness remained on scene and gave Law Enforcement a statement.