Clyde woman seriously hurt in motorcycle crash

Woman taken by helicopter to Toledo hospital
Anonymous
May 19, 2013

A Clyde woman sustained serious injuries after she failed to negotiate a curve while driving a motorcycle.

Debra A. Klotz, 42, veered her Harley-Davidson motorcycle off the road and struck a ditch, according to a Ohio State Highway Patrol report. Her motorcycle overturned, completely, ejecting Klotz from the vehicle. The crash occurred on County Road 197 just east of County Road 179 in Green Creek Township.

Klotz wasn't wearing a helmet when the crash occurred around 7 p.m. Sunday.

A medical helicopter transported Klotz from the scene to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo.

The crash remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed. Alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor in the crash.

Comments

Kimo

Hope she makes a speedy and full recovery.

Katelih-Trailer...

Ditto ^

Swiftshot

Welcome back bikers... Have a healthy season and watch out for the loose gravel and ignorant cars. Oh yea, make sure u ride sober.

sandtown born a...

Wear a helmet!!! We make our kids wear a helmet to ride a bicycle at slow speeds on the sidewalk then ride our motorcycles at greater speeds on the roads with other vehicles and NO HELMET now that makes sense

Peachy Keen

I wish Ms. Klotz the best, but I must say I'm a bit tired of seeing "Save a Life, Look Twice" signs and reading remarks like "watch out for ignorant drivers" as one commenter wrote. I will be happy to watch out for motorcycles, but why do the majority of their riders NOT do the one simple thing that THEY could do to protect themselves...wear a helmet!! (And I write this as one who lost a relative in a motorcycle accident that he would have survived had he simply been wearing a helmet.)

sandtown born a...

Im with you on this one I lost a brother from a helmetless motorcycle accident he should have survived from. I always hear about your freedom and your rights the wind in your hair blah blah blah thats all that talk is just a bunch of hot air when your holding your loved ones hands as they pass away. The helmet would have saved alot of heartache for our family. Bikers think of who will mourn for you because of your stupidity

BillieChris

I rode my motorcycle this weekend-wearing my helmet too, by the way! Let me tell you this-that bright pink helmet did NOT stop the ignorant drivers from pulling out in front of me, or pulling into the lane that I was in and tapping their brakes, like it was a game. I was highly visible, with my high beams on, bright colors, and in a group of five other riders. I had no problems with anyone on a bike, just rude people in cars. I think the last couple of accidents in Sandusky county that involved bikes-the biker was wearing a helmet-and it didn't save them.........

AEversole

I am guilty and so are most people I know of not wearing a helmet. Every state that surrounds Ohio has helmet laws and yet Ohio leaves it an open choice. Yea a choice and I'm glad, I'm tired of the government making laws to take away our free will. The government thinks ( and are right) that most people are to dumb or just hard headed to make the logical choice for themselves that they make it for us. ( when will it stop)

Nemesis

It's a free country. That includes freedom to be stupid.

Helmet laws interfere with natural selection.

sandtown born a...

Agreed

sandtown born a...

Agreed

John Harville

Having worked in ER and long-term care, I often cared for cyclists exercising their 'rights'. The ones who survived helmetless head injury accidents, often did so as residents of long-term care facilities on the government dole because they often are 'too liberated' to have insurance. So we get to pick up the tab - often for years.
We need a helmet law that allows you your freedom - but indicates the rest of us won't have to pay for years for your 'freedom'.

sandtown born a...

If only the stupid could understand its everyone else left holding the outcome of these mudercycles

BillieChris

Mr. Harville: There is a law concerning helmet use in the State of Ohio-thought your law degree would have taught you that. A Novice rider, or Temporary Permit Holder are required to wear a helmet, and since a rider is considered a Novice for one year from the date they acquire the endorsement for riding a motorcycle, they are required to wear it for a year. Wearing a helmet from that point forward, is the riders choice. In all your work in ER's and long term care facilities, did you ever run across a rider that had a helmet on, but died of a broken neck? How about the lady that was riding, the car ran the stop sign and drove over her abdomen? She was wearing a helmet, and it didn't help. Not one family or biker expects you or anyone else to pay for their medical expenses, or any other help for that matter, unless you are the cause of the accident. The majority of bikers, take care of their own.

sandtown born a...

BS is the best way to describe this comment take care of there own seriously millions in hospital bills at the least take care of there own ha ha

BenThereDoneThat

Cops in Obama motorcade collide on motorcycles
October 11, 2011|By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel

Two law-enforcement officers escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade collided on motorcycles Tuesday night, sending both to the hospital, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Obama's fault

Nemesis

Then strengthen the insurance requirements.

One act of unprotected sex by a member of the underclass will cost the taxpayers more then 10 helmetless motorcycle accidents. Maybe you should focus on a different kind of "helmet" law.

Erie County Resident

I haven't heard a word from any of you helmet freedom thumpers about being forced to wear a seatbelt in a 4000 lb. car that has automatic airbags.

Pretty good you go home forced to wear a seatbelt (without complaining) in a your car then hop on your bike surrounded by NOTHING and no helmet.

I feel sorry for the family left behind but not the rider. It's a close form of "Russian Roulette" or suicide as I see it.

Nemesis

The seatbelt law is also an illegitimate government intrusion.

Swiftshot

A helmet wouldn't have saved my husband when a lady ran a stop sign. Motorcycles don't offer much protection and its a known fact when u hop on one.

BillieChris

Swiftshot-A helmet wouldn't have saved my friends husband when the lady in a hurry to go to a garage sale, turned in front of him-every bone from his shoulder blades down was broken-he had no head injuries.

AEversole

People that ride love to ride and accept the risk that comes with that. If you don't ride you wouldn't understand. Its a bike thing!

BillieChris

You said that perfectly AEversole!

brassman

I love how people try to say having a helmet doesn't save people. Of course a helmet isn't going to help if somebody runs over your torso. I can't believe somebody would actually use that as an example. The point is it saves people from head injuries. Sadly, many ignorant riders die because they don't want to wear a helmet and then they crack their head on the pavement. I have no sympathy for them just as I have no sympathy for someone ejected from a car in an accident because they chose not to wear their seat belt.

sandtown born a...

Ignorant bieng the key word, anyone who thinks your in more danger with a helmet on is just dumb look at the statistics and facts. Neck injuries seriously what good is a straight neck when you bust up your melon STUPID is as STUPID does

luvblues2

It doesn't matter if you have clean underwear on in case you get in an accident. (Something my mom taught me and I still do to this day to make me change my underwear everyday), It doesn't matter if you wear a seatbelt (motorcycles don't have one) and it doesn't matter if you wear a helmet on a bike IMHO. When your time is up, it's up.