Castor Motorcyclist Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Ashland

(Ashland)-A Bienville Parish motorcyclist suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle crash on La. Hwy 153 near Ashland on Friday afternoon according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

At approximately 1:21pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Ashland Town Marshal, and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of a two-vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and passenger car on La. Hwy 153 near Chester Warren Road near Ashland, La.

Deputies arrived on scene finding the operator of the motorcycle suffering from what was believed to be moderate non-life threatening injuries.

Deputies say the preliminary investigation revealed that 32-year-old Harrison F. Foster of Castor, La. was operating a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling southbound on La. Hwy 153 just south of the Ashland when a 2006 Honda Accord operated by 70-year-old Thomas Baumgardner of Ashland entered La. Hwy 153 from a private driveway apparently not observing the motorcyclist. This action caused Foster to impact the left rear of the Honda Accord ejecting him onto the roadway.

Foster wearing a safety helmet was transported from the scene by EMS to a Shreveport hospital for treatment of moderate injuries.

Deputies remind motorists, the recent increase of fuel costs has caused an increase in motorcycles being operated on roadways. Please drive safely, obey traffic laws pertaining to motorcycles, avoid distractions and always look left, look right then look left again before entering roadways from private driveways.

Deputy D. Haliburton and T. Stewart worked the crash.

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