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UPDATED: Motorcyclist Taken To Hospital Thursday-Brevard NC

 

A 52-year-old Brevard man was hospitalized Thursday afternoon after crashing his motorcycle into the side of a vehicle that had pulled out in front of him near one of the entrances to Brevard College.

The accident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. According to Brevard Police Chief Phil Harris, the motorcyclist was traveling northbound on Broad Street when a 75-year-old-woman, who was attempting to turn left into Brevard College, pulled out in front of him.

“(The motorcyclist) had nowhere to go,” Harris said.

First responders found the motorcyclist unconscious, but he later gained consciousness. Harris said he was taken to Transylvania Regional Hospital with head and neck injuries. The female driver was also taken to the hospital for a minor hand injury.

Witnesses said there was a flashing yellow caution light for the left turn lane from which the female driver pulled out. The motorcyclist was traveling on a green light.

Harris said it was unclear why the female driver, who is also a Brevard resident, pulled out in front of the motorcyclist, but investigators were working to determine the cause of the accident.

“I think our traffic signals and traffic laws are sound when people follow them,” Harris said. “Sometimes people don’t follow them because they’re inattentive. Sometimes they don’t follow them because they’re impaired or distracted. Sometimes their cognition has deteriorated. In this circumstance we’re going to do our best to figure out if any of those were factors,” Harris said.

No charges have been filed against the female driver, but Harris noted charges could be filed pending the result of the investigation.

 
 

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