Motorcyclist Injured in Vehicle Collision in Wake County, North Carolina
WAKE COUNTY, NC. – An online news story from cbs17.com reports that a motorcyclist was injured in a vehicle collision in Wake County, North Carolina. The motorcyclist and the other driver have not been identified at this time, but authorities reported that the driver of the other vehicle has been charged.*
The collision occurred on the evening of February 4, 2019 on U.S. Highway 401 in Wake County. At approximately 6:30 p.m., a motorcyclist was traveling northbound on U.S. 401. At the intersection with Gelder Drive, an SUV attempted to turn left and drove in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle then crashed into the back of the SUV at a speed of about 55 mph.
The motorcyclist, who was alone on the bike, was wearing a helmet but was ejected from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. Emergency responders transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment. Officials have not released his identity but reported he is in critical condition.
It does not appear the driver of the SUV was injured. She has not been identified as this time, either. North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver told Troopers who responded to the scene that she did not see the motorcycle before she started to turn. The motorcycle’s lights were on at the time of the crash, officials said. Troopers reported that she was charged with failure to yield to the right of way.
North Carolina Highway Patrol is still investigating the accident, and Troopers have not reported additional details regarding the crash at this time.
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