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One in critical condition after motorcycle, van crash

Posted July 28, 2009 8:28 a.m. EDT
Updated July 28, 2009 3:21 p.m. EDT

— A Raleigh man was critically injured Tuesday morning as a result of a collision on Mt. Vernon Church Road, near Liberty Woods Way, according to troopers.

William Schmitt, 52, was headed to work at IBM in Research Triangle Park at the time of the wreck, troopers said.

Troopers said Cheryl Rash, 39, of Raleigh was driving east on Mt. Vernon Church Road when she attempted to turn left into a private driveway. She did not see Schmitt, who was traveling westbound, and turned in front of his bike. He ran into the side of her minivan.

Troopers initially reported that someone died in the wreck.

Schmitt and a passenger in the minivan, a child, were taken to area hospitals. The child suffered only minor scratches, and was treated and released.

Schmitt was still in critical condition at WakeMed Monday afternoon.

No charges have been filed in the wreck.