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Motorcyclist critically injured in Durham accident

Posted August 18, 2015

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— A motorcyclist was critically injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday evening.

Just before 5p.m. Monday, a van driven by Ryan Doherty, 39, of Durham pulled out from a business of the 5200 block of North Roxboro Street and clipped a motorcycle driven by Jordan Appel, 21, of Durham.

The impact knocked the motorcycle onto the far right side of the southbound lane, where it was struck by a Toyota RAV4 driven by Karen Rodenhizer,59, of Durham.

Appel was taken to the hospital for treatment of critical injuries.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Aug 19, 2015
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    Every day there are fender benders and bump ups, but when one is a motorcycle, this is too often the result. Jordan Appel was just riding along doing nothing wrong, and bam.