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Durham Teen Injured In Moped Accident

Posted June 23, 2003 9:02 a.m. EDT

— Authorities say a Durham teen suffered serious injuries Friday when the moped he was driving collided with a pickup truck.

Authorities say the accident happened at the intersection of James and Ward streets shortly before 3 p.m.

Sherod M. Rogers, 18, of Nation Avenue, was driving his moped south on James Street when he apparently ran a stop sign and collided with the left rear quarter panel of a 2002 Dodge pickup truck driven by Gregory F. Byrd, 29, of Efland.

Byrd, who was driving east on Ward Street, told officers he stopped at the stop sign, checked for traffic and then entered the intersection. When Byrd saw the moped coming at his truck, he accelerated in an attempt to avoid a collision.

The intersection has a four-way stop sign.

Rogers and his 15-year-old male passenger were thrown from the moped. Rogers was taken to Duke University Medical Center for treatment. The 15-year-old was treated at Duke for scrapes and bruises He was later released from the hospital. Byrd was not injured.

No charges have been filed, but the accident remains under investigation. The accident tied up traffic for approximately 1.5 hours.