Two motorcyclists who were traveling at a high speed led the Ohio State Patrol on a chase over the weekend at speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour, but both are in custody today.

The chase began about 2:30 in the afternoon on Friday, when a patrol plane spotted two motorcycles moving at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic. The plane clocked the motorcyclists at 82 mph on Ohio 2. A patrol cruiser tried to stop the motorcyclists, who decided to flee rather than pull over. A second officer tried to stop them, but the motorcyclists continued past, reaching up to 155 mph. The airplane followed the motorcyclists until one of them exited near Sandusky, where officers managed to box him in with their police cruisers.

The second motorcyclist evaded a third attempt to stop him, reaching a speed of 163 mph. After police called off the ground chase, the motorcyclist went to a private residence and concealed his motorcycle in the barn, at which point he was apprehended by Carroll Township officers.

Unfortunately, many fatal motorcycle accidents are caused by high speed as well as by alcohol use. If you are a motorcyclist, please save your high-speed driving for the racetrack, and show respect for other motorists on the road.

Fortunately, in this instance, no one was hurt, but if you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, whether on the motorcycle or in another vehicle, you may be eligible for compensation. To learn more, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, CO, LPA today for a free initial consultation.