Motorcycle driver taken to hospital after car fails to yield

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- The Elkhart County Sheriff's Office responded to a motorcycle versus car crash on C.R. 8 around 2:48 p.m. Thursday afternoon where one driver was sent to the hospital with injuries to his face.

Authorities say a 1989 Harley Davidson driven by 56-year-old Eric Hapner of Middlebury was traveling east on C.R. 8, west of C.R. 27 and a 2015 Crysler sedan driven by 51-year-old Tammy Pritchard of Bristol was in the westbound lane of C.R. 8, turning left onto C.R. 27.

The sedan failed to yield the right of way and was hit by the Harley.

The police report states that Hapner was partially ejected from the bike and taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital for facial lacerations and bruises

The daughter of Eric Hapner, Heather Hapner, called ABC57 with an update on her father's condition. She says while he was originally talking at the scene of the crash, he soon coded and had to be revived. As of 4 p.m. May 24, he is currently in the Intensive Care Unit in critical condition with multiple fractures throughout his body. 

Pritchard was cited for failing to yield the right of way. 

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