Man airlifted after motorcycle crash

By Kevin Spradlin
PeeDeepost.com

ELLERBE — The operator of a sport motorcycle driving north on U.S. Route 220 was airlifted for advanced medical treatment after crashing approximately one mile south of Ellerbe.

Trooper J.C. Lindley said the man suffered “road rash” but an official classification of his injuries was not immediately available.

 

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers evaluate the scene of a one-vehicle motorcycle crash mid-Sunday afternoon on U.S. Route 220 south of Ellerbe.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers evaluate the scene of a one-vehicle motorcycle crash mid-Sunday afternoon on U.S. Route 220 south of Ellerbe.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday a little more than a mile south of Exit 25. Troopers with North Carolina Highway Patrol and members of the Ellerbe Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene. The firefighters were tasked with traffic control and clean-up duties. U.S. Route 220 northbound’s passing lane was closed during the clean-up of the scene.

The motorcycle operator was transported by FirstHealth EMS to a nearby landing zone before being taken by helicopter. Officials on the scene did not disclose what hospital the man was being taken to.

Bostick Towing, of Hoffman, transported the damaged motorcycle from the scene.

Trooper M.A. Lindsey is in charge of the investigation.

 

 

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