PD: Father and son thrown from ATV, motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

Posted at 8:28 PM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 05:08:19-04

CINCINNATI -- A motorcyclist was seriously injured and a father and his son riding an ATV were also injured after the vehicles collided Sunday evening, Lt. Steve Saunders said.

A group of up to 15 people were riding motorcycles and ATVs in Walnut Hills Sunday, Saunders said, and a police officer driving on Gilbert Avenue saw a man and a child thrown from the ATV at about 6:20 p.m. near Martin Luther King Drive.

Dwayne Reid, 46, was driving a 2003 Suzuki ATV eastbound with his 12-year-old son Dwayne Reid Jr. on Martin Luther King Drive when he turned suddenly in front of a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle being driven eastbound by Timothy Sester, 37, according to a police news release. 

Sester's motorcycle struck the ATV on the left front tire and flipped several times. The ATV also rolled over.

Sester sustained “serious head injury,” Saunders said, and he, Reid and Reid Jr. were all transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

“I don’t believe any of the parties were wearing helmets,” Saunders said.

Saunders said the ATV involved in the crash was stolen, but police do not know where the ATV was stolen from at this point.

ATVs are prohibited on streets and highways, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

“If you were riding on something like that on a city street, you would need to at least have a license … and be in a position to be street worthy. They are geared for off-road driving,” Saunders said. 

The traffic unit closed the street for investigation. Any witnesses to the crash are asked to contact police at 513-352-2514.