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Moped driver hurt in Raleigh crash

Posted May 9, 2013 10:45 p.m. EDT
Updated May 11, 2013 3:40 p.m. EDT

— A 27-year-old man was seriously injured when his moped collided with a vehicle Thursday night in north Raleigh, authorities said. 

The crash happened in the 2900 block of Spring Forest Road, off Capital Boulevard, about 10 p.m.

Raleigh police said Barbara LeBlanc, 50, of Raleigh turned left onto Spring Forest Road into the path of a moped driven by John Mahaffey, of Raleigh. Police said Mahaffey braked, but his moped broadsided the Acura. Police said the headlamp on the moped may not have been functioning.

Mahaffey was taken to WakeMed, where he was listed in critical condition Saturday afternoon.

Spring Forest Road was shut down while authorities investigated the wreck.