By DON FLETCHER
News Staff Writer
An Atmore man and a Daphne woman were each reportedly flown to area hospitals by medical evacuation helicopter after a collision late last week between a motorcycle and a car.
The accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at the intersection of County Road 1 (Jack Springs Road) and Smith Dairy Road.
According to Alabama State Troopers, a 2009 Honda motorcycle driven by Robert A. Bonie, 51, of Atmore was traveling north on Jack Springs Road when, according to a witness, a white vehicle of unknown make and model pulled from a stop sign and into the Honda’s path.
Troopers reported that Bonie swerved to avoid a collision with the unknown vehicle, then overcorrected and lost control of the bike, which collided with a 2008 Kia driven by Lakenda N. Mitchell (age not provided) of Daphne.
The motorcycle then overturned, and both vehicles came to “an uncontrolled final rest” along the roadside, according to reports.
Bonie and Mitchell were each reportedly taken by medical evacuation helicopter to undisclosed area hospitals.
A passenger on the Honda, 68-year-old Janice C. Boone (no address provided) and a passenger in the Kia, 13-year-old Latomyala L. Riley (no address provided), were also injured but neither’s condition was known at Tuesday’s press deadline.