15 Motorcycles Involved In Chain Reaction Wreck During A N.C. Charity Ride.
A multiple vehicle accident occurred on Saturday involving as many as 15 motorcycles according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol; the wreck forced the closure of the U.S. 64 near Wendell.
According to law enforcement, the accident occurred between Lizard Lick Road and Edgemont Road at around 11:45 A.M. and there were approximately 20 women riders in total riding together and participating in the 4th Annual North Carolina Female Ride; the charity ride was raising money to fight lupus.
Two riders have suffered serious injuries and a total of seven riders were taken to the local hospital, WakeMed, with non-life threatening injuries. One victim remains in critical condition; no names or conditions have been released.
A rider who identified herself by her road name of Sweetnezz said that some of the injuries included road rash, broken bones, and a head injury. “A car in front of us threw a pink beach ball out in the middle of a charity ride,” said Sweetnezz. “Brakes locked up and about 10 bikers went down.”
Highway Patrol initially suspected that the ball might have been in a boat being towed and was blown onto the roadway; however, investigators have determined that it in fact flew out of the back of a truck which was the catalyst to cause the chain reaction.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those touched by this tragedy.
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