A 2005 Yamaha motorcycle was mangled in a two-vehicled crash on George Wallace Drive Tuesday afternoon. The bike’s driver, Randolph McLendon, Jr., 48, is being treated for serious leg injuries at Baptist Hospital. (Photo/Robbyn Brooks)

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Man airlifted for serious injuries after Tuesday crash

Published 10:08pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Troy man was airlifted for medical care after a vehicle collision early Tuesday afternoon.

Randolph McLendon, Jr., 48, was traveling on his 2005 Yamaha motorcycle southbound on George Wallace Drive about 12:38 p.m. when the driver of a 1998 white Plymouth Voyager traveling northbound turned in front of him, according to Troy Police.

The crash happened near Pell Avenue.

McLendon was taken by CARE Ambulance to Troy Regional Medical Center and later taken by helicopter to Baptist South Hospital for treatment of “very serious” leg injuries suffered in the crash, said Troy Police Sgt. Benny Scarbrough.

The driver of the van, 24-year-old Cheryl Hubbard Richardson, of Troy, was not injured.

“This was a major wreck,” Scarbrough said, adding that the case is still under investigation by the Troy Police Department.

Troy Police, Troy Fire Department, Alabama State Troopers, Troy University Police and CARE Ambulance all responded to the wreck scene.


  • c74Grad

    Prayers are with all involved in this accident…The driver of the van may not have received any physical injuries, but emotional injury is never mentioned in these articles…This accident is still under investigation and no official statement of cause has been established….as this article seems to state…

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  • guesswho1980

    This is a sad story. I pray that the injured person is ok. As a biker myself, these stories are extra scary because I’ve had some close calls. Everyone pleae let this be a lesson to all that motorcycles are vehicles too. I’m not saying that the driver of the van was at fault, but in too many instances situations like this are caused by people not paying attention while driving. It’s a whole lot easier to run over a motorcycle than it is a car.

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