19-year-old dies after dirt bike accident in Raleigh
Posted December 22, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Raleigh police say a teenager died early Sunday afternoon after his scooter hit a curb.
Elijah Ijah McLendon, 19, was traveling on a 2012 Apollo ADR70 CC dirt bike then the wreck happened in the 5400 block of Dana Drive around 1:30 p.m.
"McLendon separated from the scooter and died as a result of his injuries," a police spokeswoman said.
Witnesses who rushed to help McLendon said he had been riding back and forth at what appeared to a high rate of speed when it appeared he hit something and lost control of the vehicle.
It's unclear whether McLendon was wearing a helmet. Witnesses said they found one not far from where the accident happened.
Police said the crash remains under investigation.