Motorcycle crash injures 4 in Franklin

September 21, 2011

Four people were taken to the hospital with major injuries after a motorcycle accident in Franklin. The incident, which took place just before 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of U.S. 31, occurred when a motorcycle driven by 42-year-old Daniel Thompson crashed into two teenagers walking along the road near Franklin College. Thompson and his 22-year-old passenger, Kristina Lacefield, were thrown from the cycle. Thompson was flown to Methodist Hospital with critical injuries. Lacefield was transported to St. Francis Hospital with injuries to her hip and upper leg. A 16-year-old boy hit by the cyclist suffered a broken leg and foot, and the 18-year-old girl he was walking with sustained brain injuries. Police say Thompson had been drinking.