Chipley woman injured in motorcycle accident

Published: Friday, December 7, 2012 at 02:55 PM.

CHIPLEY — A Chipley woman was injured Thursday evening when her motorcycle collided with a minivan and then was struck by another car on Highway 77 in Bay County.

Kimberly L. Bell, 30, of Chipley was taken to Bay Medical Center with a broken pelvis, leg and arm, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Bell was northbound on Highway 77 riding her 2004 Yamaha R6 when a 1997 Pylmouth Grand Voyager minivan crossed the highway from Crooked Lane East heading for the Deane Bozeman school, according to the report.

The motorcycle struck the right rear of the minivan, which was driven by Barbara L. King, 58, of Southport. Bell landed in the roadway.

Rocky Creekmore, 59, of Fountain was northbound in his 1990 Buick Century and was unable to see Bell or her motorcycle in time to avoid striking her, according to the report.

“Fortunately, (Bell) was wearing a helmet,” Trooper G. P. Jackson wrote in his report.

Damage to the minivan was estimated at $3,000 while damage to the motorcycle was estimated at $2,500, according to the report. Damage to the car was estimated at $500.

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