Motorcyclist injured in morning wreck

July 29, 2013

A motorcyclist was injured in a traffic accident on US 221 Business in West Jefferson this morning.

Just after 8 a.m., the motorcyclist was southbound through the curve near the Water Works when a Honda CR-V made a hairpin left turn off of Doggett Road in front of him, according to a West Jefferson Police Department incident report.

The motorcycle, a 1984 Honda, skidded 56 feet before colliding with the CR-V.

The motorcyclist was taken to Ashe Memorial Hospital by Blue Ridge Medical Transport with a leg injury.

The driver of the CR-V was cited by the West Jefferson Police Department.