15-Year-Old Unlicensed Driver Critically Injures Motorcyclist
A 15-year-old unlicensed driver, whose name was not released, turned in front of an oncoming motorcycle on Yadkin Road. The accident critically injured the motorcyclist and caused a 5-car- pileup.
The motorcyclist, whose name was not released, was traveling off post. He was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Officials at the hospital seemed optimistic that he would survive.
The unlicensed driver, operating a blue Saturn LW200 wagon, attempted to turn into a Citgo gas station. Her 10-year-old sister was a passenger with her. Both girls were transported to Cape Fear Medical Center.
According to Tracey McNeill, 41, of Fayetteville, the motorcyclist flew threw the air. The soldier was thrown about 15-20 feet from where the accident took place. Her vehicle was involved in the pileup.
A friend of the motorcyclist was traveling behind him on a Ford F-150. He had to swerve to avoid hitting his friend. It was his vehicle that sideswiped McNeill's red Toyota Corolla and then struck the front of a Toyota Tundra.
According to Mrs. Carol Orr, a passenger in the Tundra, they were aware the truck, which was airborne, would hit them. She and her husband were traveling to the post to buy gas.
Damages were extensive to both the motorcycle and the Saturn.
The accident is still being investigated.