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Motorcyclist injured in Fayetteville wreck

Posted March 13, 2011

— A motorcyclist was injured Saturday afternoon when his bike collided with a truck on Reilly Road in Fayetteville, police said.

Police said the motorcyclist was going about 70 mph down Reilly Road when he crashed into a truck turning left into a business near Bridgeman Road.

The motorcyclist was flown to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. His identity and condition haven't been released.

The truck driver was not injured.

There was no word on any charges in the wreck.

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  • knockitoff Mar 14, 6:20 p.m.

    LOOK TWICE AND SAVE A LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kellypratz Mar 14, 3:30 p.m.

    hmmm where I live there are no cops on bikes. I guess in Moore County there are none. My husband knows alot of cops that ride motorcycles during their off duty time. Not saying cops are lying, just saying motorcycle riders are always put in a bad light by cops and other motorists. Stating they are nothing but speed demons, my parents included who do not ride bikes. Yes if he was speeding than yes he was breaking the law, but what annoys me most is the news is always ready to state the wrong of the bike rider, nothing was hardly said about the truck driver.

  • Jeremiah Mar 14, 2:07 p.m.

    "Jeremiah: do you own a motorcycle or ever ride one? Let me tell you something about how differently motorcycle riders are treated. For one it says "Police said he was going ABOUT 70" not necessarily that fast and really how fast the officer thought he was going, he doesn't even know."

    no, but my dad does. and there are ways to estimate the speed by using the skid marks and other evidence.

    if he was going "about 70" in a 55 (or was it a 45?), then he was breaking the law, creating a hazard on the road, and is partly responbile for the wreck (partly, beyond the speed, it could have been entirely the other driver's fault, but the motorcyclist was still speeding).

    So anytime a motorccycle accident occurs and the police say speed was a factor, do you automatically assume the cops are lying? Are all cops out to get motorcyclists? What about the cops on bikes?

  • kellypratz Mar 14, 12:47 p.m.

    Jeremiah: do you own a motorcycle or ever ride one? Let me tell you something about how differently motorcycle riders are treated. For one it says "Police said he was going ABOUT 70" not necessarily that fast and really how fast the officer thought he was going, he doesn't even know. Police officers think all motorcycle's are going way too fast to begin with even if they are going the speed limit. The last accident my husband was in, he was only going 45 in a 45 zone and the guy beside him cut in front of him who was speeding and had his dog in his lap. But the officer who did the report told my husband "Oh you must have been speeding boy" so that's a lesson on how some motorcycle's riders are treated.

  • oldrwizr Mar 14, 11:57 a.m.

    Left-turners are the bane of motorcyclists' existence, and often the cause of its end. Anytime you're on two wheels on a road that's subject to left-turners (in town or rural roads) you have to be extremely vigilant. People just don't care and punishment is non-existent.

  • Jeremiah Mar 14, 11:09 a.m.

    "why is it when there is a motorcycle accident they always detail how fast the motorcycle was going, automatically putting the driver of the motorcycle in a bad light."

    they put the speed when they're speeding. the guy was going 70. i assume the speed limit was 55 or less? if that's the case, he was put in a bad light b/c he was speeding. which is even more dangerous on a motorcycle.

  • kellypratz Mar 14, 10:38 a.m.

    why is it when there is a motorcycle accident they always detail how fast the motorcycle was going, automatically putting the driver of the motorcycle in a bad light. Does not say if the truck turned suddenly in front of the motorcycle. My husband has been riding motorcycles since he was a kid and still rides them. He has been in 3 motorcycle accidents which involved cars that were not paying attention. There are alot of motorcyclist who are safe riders and they have to be on constant alert for the other drivers. Hope this motorcyclist is OK.