Driver arrested for OWI in Racine County after hitting 2 motorcyclists
8:16 AM, Jul 5, 2017
9:34 AM, Jul 5, 2017
RACINE COUNTY -- A 46-year-old Kansasville woman was arrested for OWI after hitting two motorcyclists with her car.
It happened Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. on Durand Avenue near Fischer Park.
According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, the woman was pulling out of a business on the south side of Durand Avenue and failed to yield the right of way to two eastbound motorcycles.
Both motorcycles struck the car and were injured.
One motorcycle operator was a 62–year-old man from Chicago, who was transported to the Memorial Hospital of Burlington for non-life threatening injuries.
The second motorcycle operator, a 55-year-old Kansasville woman, was transported by rescue to the Memorial Hospital of Burlington and then transported by Flight For Life to Froedtert Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Neither motorcycle operator was wearing a helmet.
It is suspected alcohol was a contributing factor in this accident and the driver of the car has been arrested for two counts of failure to yield the right of way causing injury and two felony counts of OWI causing injury and is being held in the Racine County Jail.