The off-duty officer, age 28, was riding a motorcycle west on North Fisher Street in Burlington, North Carolina when the driver of a 2000 Pontiac, age 43, struck him. Helicopter transported the off-duty Greensboro Police Department officer to University of North Carolina Hospital. He was listed in fair condition. Damage to the motorcycle after the car wreck was estimated at $9,500.
Investigators determined the driver was at a stop sign near Fulton Street and North Fisher Street when she hit the motorcycle after proceeding into the intersection. The driver was cited and charged with failure to yield right of way. She was not seriously injured in the car accident. Damage to her car was estimated at $2,500.
Getting injured is never easy, but is especially devastating when a person in strong physical health, enough to be a police officer, suddenly suffers serious injuries from a preventable car crash.