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Posted: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10:17 am | Updated: 4:33 pm, Fri Sep 6, 2013.

A Flatiron helicopter was dispatched to Daleville after two motorcyclists were severely injured in a crash, Sept. 3.

According to Daleville Police Chief Harvey Mathis, the department received a call shortly after 9 p.m. involving two riders who were in an accident at the intersection of Highway 84 and Parrish Road.

Mathis said, John Mcada, 67, of Daleville, was driving a Can-Am Spyder 3-wheel motorcycle when he pulled out of Parrish Road onto the westbound lane of Highway 84 and collided with Rosella Sigmon, 42, of Level Plains, who was driving a Honda CBR600 and heading eastbound on Highway 84.

Daleville Department of Public Safety and Dale County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash.

Mathis said before rescue personnel arrived on the scene several citizens who were medically trained had already stopped and helped.

“We would like to express our appreciation,” Mathis said. “We didn’t get the names of the citizens that were driving by. They were nurses who volunteered to help us.”

Mathis said Sigmon landed more than 100 feet down the road. Both victims were flown to Flowers Hospital via Flatiron for serious injuries. 

Daleville police investigator Sgt. Stacey Austin said Sigmon was later transported to UAB Hospital and is in the trauma burn intensive care unit. Mcada has since been released from the hospital.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Check back with The Southeast Sun for more on this story.

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