NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Friends and family of Lisa Duncan, 44, and Damian "Chris" Oldmixon, 56, who were the motorcyclists hit on Southeast Stallings Drive Sunday, say they are absolutely furious.
Nacogdoches Police officers arrested 70-year-old Etoile woman Dorothy Allen for felony intoxicated assault. On Monday, Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said Allen failed a sobriety test at the scene.
Duncan is the director for the Texas Thunder H.O.G. group of Nacogdoches.
"She ran over our friends; crippled them, disfigured them, and there's no excuse for it," said Joe McGuire, a charter member for Texas Thunder H.O.G.
The wreck occurred in the 700 block of Southeast Stallings Drive at around 6:11 p.m. Sunday. Allen was driving a 2001 Saturn west on the loop when she attempted a left turn into a private driveway near the intersection of Wicker Street and turned into the path of Duncan and Oldmixon, who were driving a 2009 Harley Davidson and a 2011 Harley Davidson.
The couple was returning home from a weekend bike rally in San Antonio. Sowell said both riders suffered "incapacitating" injuries.
"There's a possibility she might not be able to use her left arm anymore because of nerve damage on it. She's lost a lot of blood. She's going to need facial construction, and her leg has to be redone. When I see her in the condition she is down there, I just got absolutely furious. Again another driver pulling out in front of a motorcycle because they did not see a motorcycle," said Jan Krenek, the secretary Texas Thunder H.O.G.
The intersection is very dangerous. James Kittrell, the assistant director for the group, says he drove home separately from the couple and was shocked when he drove up on the wreck.
"The first thing I saw was the motorcycle lying on its side with the pink vest that Lisa wore all the time. That was her favorite vest. It angers me. Whether it's from intoxication in this case or simply not paying attention, put the phones down. Quit being distracted, you're driving a $5,000 pound weapon. That weapon can kill people," Kittrell said.
Duncan is currently in critical condition and all of her teeth were knocked out from the accident. Oldmixon is doing well, and had knee surgery. Duncan was expecting her first grandchild next week, and because she is expected to stay in the hospital indefinitely, she will miss his birth.
Friends say this is the time for drivers to realize that motorcyclists are on the road.
"Y'all need to watch. Y'all need to start watching out for these motorcycles because we are families too. We have children, we have grand kids, just like y'all do. So please, pay attention to these motorcycles on the road," Krenek said.
A blood donation has been set up in Duncan's name at the East Texas Blood Center. If you're interested in donating blood, visit the Nacogdoches blood center to see if you are a match.