Motorcycle and ATV wrecks send two to the hospital

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MEADOWS – A man was flown out after a motorcycle accident on Sunday.

Around 12 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, crews were called out to a motorcycle accident on Kentucky Rt. 7 near the junction of Perkins Hollow and Rt. 7. 

According to Magoffin County Rescue Squad Captain Carter Conley, the driver of the motorcycle, Josh Standifer, was traveling north on Rt. 7 when he lost control and struck another vehicle that was traveling south. 

Standifer was ejected off of the motorcycle, suffering traumatic injuries to his left leg and hand.

He was flown by Kentucky 9 to Pikeville Medical Center, where he remains at press time. Last reports indicated he was in ICU. 

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured in the accident.

The Magoffin County Rescue Squad, Transtar, Salyersville City Police Department and District 3 Volunteer Fire Department responded to the accident.

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JOHNSON FORK – A Magoffin County man was injured in an ATV accident on Wednesday, with a neighbor hearing him yell and calling for help.

Wednesday, November 8 afternoon, crews were called to the left fork of Johnson Fork (Rt. 134) to an ATV accident on a hill. 

Conley said a neighbor heard the man yelling from on the hill and was able to call for help.

The driver of the ATV, name undisclosed, had reportedly cut down a tree, then tried to go over another tree when the vehicle rolled backward and landed on top of him, then traveled on up the hill, Conley said. 

The man was able to move down the hill roughly 200 feet when he had to stop, but rescue crews were able to get to him using the Suburban and transport him off the hill, then by Transtar to Paul B. Hall Medical Center.

A helicopter was unable to transport him due to weather.

Magoffin County Rescue Squad and Transtar responded to the accident. The driver’s condition is unknown at press time.