Motorcycle wreck injures 2

Sept. 30, 2011 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated Oct. 1, 2011 at 5:01 a.m.

Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash in the 7800 block of North Navarro Street about 8:15 p.m. Friday.

Ray Ramirez, 45, was driving his motorcycle south on North Navarro Street with a passenger, Joni Troutman, 52, both of Victoria. As Ramirez was attempting to turn left into the Victoria Mall parking lot when he struck the median and lost control of his motorcycle, a police officer said.

Witnesses also said the driver and his passenger had left a bar a few minutes before the wreck.

Victoria resident Mark Talley was in the mall parking lot when he saw the lights from the motorcycle moving erratically and sparks fly from the road. He called 911.

The woman was wearing a helmet, Talley said. It was not clear whether the driver was wearing a helmet.

Ramirez and Troutman were taken to Citizens Medical Center for treatment.



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