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Updated: 6:26 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014 | Posted: 6:23 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014

2 motorcyclists hurt during group ride on I-70

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Natalie Jovonovich / Staff

Motorcycle crash on westbound Interstate 70 June 7, 2014, in Clark County.

By Breaking News Staff

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Clark County —

Two members of the Young Bloods Motorcycle Club of Dayton were hurt along Interstate 70 early Saturday evening in a crash on the way back from a memorial ride in Columbus.

Three motorcycles went down in the westbound lanes in a chain-reaction crash in a construction zone at mile marker 51 near Old Mill Road, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. The group of 12 motorcycle riders were all wearing helmets.

"We always ride in a pack, we put all the bikes in front and the cars are in the rear," said Kim Johnson, who was riding in a car behind the bikers when she said all of a sudden "a car pulled out in front of him and came to a complete stop and it just caused a chain reaction."

The three motorcyclists went down with their bikes in the middle of the highway.

"It's very traumatizing because it was like a slow motion thing and to tumble with it, it was very hard to handle," Johnson said.

Two other cars behind the club members' vehicles also stopped to help, blocking traffic to protect the injured riders as they waited for help.

The two riders, whose names were not released, were taken to Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek, where they were treated and released Saturday night, according to the highway patrol.

Traffic was temporarily shut down, and at one point was backed up a couple miles to U.S. 68. The motorcycle family worked together to remove the three bikes from the scene. The motorcycles involved in the crash were damaged, but not totaled.

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