Driver Passes Away from Injuries in Motorcycle Accident, CONROE, November 2, 2020 - The Texas Department of Public Safety has reported that the driver of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle that was in an accident with a car on Friday (October 30), in Goodrich, has passed away from his injuries. Jimmy Franklin Smith, 63, of Shepherd, passed away at Conroe Regional Hospital after he was flown in from his Goodrich Accident. Franklin was north-bound on Loop 393 when the driver of a south-bound car attempted a left turn into a parking lot directly in front of Franklin (the driver of the car failed to yield to oncoming traffic). Smith was ejected from his bike, he was wearing a helmet.
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63 year old Jimmy Franklin Smith, of Shepherd, was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a landing zone where he was flown to Conroe Regional Hospital.
Motorcycle Driver Flown from Accident, GOODRICH, October 30, 2020 - At approximately 3:45 pm on October 30, 2020, a silver Harley Davidson motorcycle, driven by Jimmy Franklin Smith, 63, of Shepherd, was north-bound on Loop 393. As Smith was passing Dollar General Store, a white, south-bound 2015 Nissan Altima, driven by Lavarius Lee Harrell, 23, of Goodrich, attempted a left turn into the parking lot of Dollar General, but failed to yield to Smith. Smith's motorcycle impacted the front passenger's side fender of Harrell's vehicle. The impact threw Smith from his motorcycle (Smith was wearing a helmet). Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Troopers Corporal Ramey Bass and Ashlee White with the Texas Highway Patrol. Smith remained on his back on the pavement, Harrell was physically okay. Smith was transported to a nearby landing zone and was flown by helicopter to Conroe Regional Hospital with serious injuries. Harrell was cited for failure to yield, no insurance, and violation of his driver's license restrictions (restriction: must have a legal adult present in car while driving). Smith's motorcycle was recovered by East Tex Towing out of Shepherd. Harrell's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing and will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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23 year old Lavarius Lee Harrell, of Goodrich, was driving this 2015 Nissan Altima south on Loop 393. Harrell attempted a left turn into the parking lot of Dollar General and failed to yield to north-bound motorcycle driven by 63 year old Jimmy Franklin Smith, of Shepherd.
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