Niceville Teen Injured in Motorcycle Wreck

CRESTVIEW — A 17-year-old girl was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola in serious condition following a Sunday afternoon motorcycle accident on Antioch Road.

Alyssa N. Lyon was a passenger on a 2001 Honda motorcycle driven by James M. Cantrell, a 22-year-old Baker man.

The bike was heading northbound on Antioch Road when it crossed over the southbound lane and onto the shoulder, where Cantrell lost control of the vehicle. Both Cantrell and Lyon were ejected from the bike and landed on the shoulder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol media release.

Both were wearing helmets and alcohol was not a factor.

Cantrell was charged with careless driving and attaching a tag to the bike that was not assigned to it, the release said.

The accident happened at about 2:30 Sunday afternoon, north of the intersection with Golf Course Dr.