ARKANSAS CITY, KAN. – Two people were transported to the hospital just after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening after a motorcycle accident that happened on Highway 77 in Cowley County 1/4 mile south of Cowley Cinema 8 between Arkansas City and Winfield.

One person was reported near cardiac arrest while being transported to South Central Kansas Medical Center, the other suspect didn’t sustain life-threatening injuries. Authorities on scene said the front tire of a motorcycle blew out and the driver lost control while going 70 mph, the road’s posted speed limit.

At the time Tuesday evening, northbound traffic was reduced to one lane as officials responded to the wreck.

The motorcyclist that was driving in front of the accident victims told law enforcement that he saw the motorcycle out of control in his rearview mirror and immediately put on his brakes after the accident.