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Two injured in Clayton motorcycle wreck

Posted October 24, 2010

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— A motorcyclist and his passenger were injured in a wreck Sunday afternoon at mile marker 306 near the U.S. Highway 70 exit in Clayton, according to state troopers.

The man and woman, whose names were not released, crashed into the back of a car around 1 p.m. after traffic slowed in front of them. The motorcyclist laid the bike down on the road before crashing into the back of the car, troopers said.

The man was in stable condition, and the woman was in serious condition at WakeMed. No other information was released.

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  • WXYZ Oct 25, 2010

    Sad. Collisions like this are often due to following too close and inadquate attention to driving. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course teaches that the MC driver should always maintain at least a 2 second following time--preferably 3 seconds. That would allow adequate time to apply brakes and stop. The MSF does not advocate "laying the bike down"--however, sliding along the road after laying the bike down (aka "low side"), is preferable to striking something with the bike upright--which will cause the rider(s) to be thrown over the handle bar (aka "high side")--the first usually causes less injury than the latter. Also, note to other riders: Take the MSF course; always keep your head light on "high" beam during the day--see NC DMV driver's manual. And, "wear all of the gear, all of the time". Best wishes and: "Live to Ride and Ride to Live".

  • braddavis Oct 25, 2010

    Exit 306 is in Garner........

  • Caring Oct 25, 2010

    I hope that both of them will be alright!