Hockey Team Supports Firefighter who Suffered Injury in Motorcycle Crash
Posted on February 8, 2017
The Evansville Hoses hockey team played against Dayton for the benefit of a firefighter who was severely injured in a motorcycle crash. This year, veteran and volunteer German Township Fire Lieutenant Chris Taylor, age 23, was riding his motorcycle when another motorist drove in front of him, and caused an accident.
The crash occurred just after 6:00 p.m. on the Lloyd Expressway close to Red Bank Road. The police department crash report revealed that a 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck was attempting to make a left turn from the turn lane headed west on the highway onto an access road. Then the truck hit Mr. Taylor’s 2010 Kawasaki motorcycle, which was headed east on the highway.
The operator of the pickup truck, Ashley Gibson, age 32, stated that her view was blocked by a box truck as she was turning. A witness in a vehicle headed east said they were forced to apply the brakes to prevent them from striking Ms. Gibson’s truck. The accident is under investigation.
As a result, Mr. Taylor was seriously injured, and was close to death. Had he not been wearing his helmet and safety gear, the outcome could have been very different. As a result of the accident, he was placed in the intensive care unit with internal injuries. The police information officer depicted him as the energy of the department although he has a quiet disposition.
The purpose of the hockey game was to benefit Mr. Taylor and his path to recovery. Mr. Taylor said he felt as though he was recovering not only for himself, but also for all who were supporting him. Patrick Holland, who plays on Dayton Firefighters Hockey Team, stated that they were there for Chris whether he worked in Indiana and they worked in Ohio. He described Chris as a brother to them, and said they were all one large family.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, or lost a loved one, due to the negligence of another motorist, call the motorcycle accident attorneys at Proner and Proner.