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Cary police motorcycle, pickup truck crash on NC 55

Posted July 15, 2011 6:00 p.m. EDT
Updated July 16, 2011 6:51 p.m. EDT

— A Cary police motorcycle and a Dodge pickup truck crashed on N.C. Highway 55 near Morrisville-Carpenter Road around 5 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

Senior Officer Chad Penland, 32, was on duty and attempting to make a traffic stop when the truck, driven by Benjamin Rainey, 72, of Cary, tried to make a left-hand turn from a northbound lane of the highway and drove into the motorcycle's path, troopers said.

Penland was taken to Duke University Hospital to be treated for multiple broken bones, but is expected to recover.

No charges have been filed. The wreck is still under investigation, troopers said.