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Cary man injured in mo-ped wreck

Posted October 7, 2009 6:26 a.m. EDT

— A Cary man was injured early Wednesday after he wrecked his mo-ped on Tryon Road near Dillard Drive in Raleigh, according to troopers.

Carl Richardson, 33, was driving through a road construction zone, which had uneven pavement, authorities said. He crashed while merging to another lane, which dipped down 3 to 4 inches, authorities said.

He lost control of the mo-ped, which slid on its side, and his helmet came off, troopers said.

Richardson was taken to WakeMed. Doctors said he is going to survive, but he has a long recovery ahead of him, according to authorities.