Three Cyclists Injured on Governor’s Motorcycle Ride

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): Three motorcyclists have been injured in a crash during the annual governor's motorcycle ride from the Statehouse through southern Indiana.

The governor's office says Gov. Mike Pence wasn't involved in Friday's accident.

Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten says troopers are still investigating the accident on Indiana 356 east of Lexington, Indiana. He says four riders were involved and three were injured. Two were taken to a hospital in Kentucky.

The ride with several hundred members of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education and other motorcyclists is aimed at helping bring awareness to motorcycle safety in Indiana and raises money for the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund to assist Guard soldiers and their families.

Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding the crash involving four participants in Friday's Annual Governor’s Motorcycle Ride with approximately 500 American Bikers Aimed Toward Education members.

I was saddened to learn that there was a crash involving several riders in today’s ride. Our prayers are with those who were involved in the crash and with the first responders who are attending to them. We are grateful to these Hoosiers and to all who participated in the Governor’s Annual Motorcycle Ride in support of our National Guard families.”

The 141-mile ride began at the Statehouse this morning and included three stops along the route in Columbus, Seymour, and Madison. The crash occurred before the final stop in Madison, and the Indiana State Police are investigating.