Motorcycle Rider Airlifted After Sunday Crash

October 22, 2012
by: 
Dwayne Page
Skid marks behind patrol car show where motorcycle struck guardrail
Jonathan Conaster's Motorcycle

A 25 year old Smithville man was airlifted from the scene of a motorcycle wreck Sunday on the Cookeville Highway near the scenic overlook just north of Hurricane Bridge.

The accident was reported shortly after 3:00 p.m.

Trooper Darrell Knowles of the Tennessee Highway Patrol told WJLE that Jonathan Conaster was operating a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle north on Highway 56 when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed into the emergency lane or right shoulder of the road and hit a guard rail. Conaster was thrown from the motorcycle onto the emergency lane. Conaster, who was wearing a helmet, suffered injuries to other parts of his body.

M2U00861 from dwayne page on Vimeo.

In addition to DeKalb EMS and the Sheriff's Department, members of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department were also on the scene to help with traffic control and to set up the helicopter landing zone.

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