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Car wreck involving three vehicles, motorcyclist injured

A crash involving a Harley Davison motorcycle, Jeep Patriot and a Dodge Ram occurred at noon Monday across from Klondike.

One of the drivers was airlifted to Johnson City, Tenn., according to a news release.

Tyler Walker, junior biology major, witnessed the accident.

“I was standing in front of the accident,” Walker said. “I heard an explosion sound and saw the cyclist go flying. I ran over to go check on him. He apparently had a dog in a carrying case. A woman came and got the dog, and it seemed okay. The girl standing next to me called 911.”

Boone EMT Chase Gustine was already at Klondike when the accident happened.

“I got down to check and see if he was conscious,” Gustine said. “At first he was unresponsive but then I got him to respond.”

The victim was able to communicate that he was aware of what was going on. However, when Boone Police and Fire Department began arriving, Gustine said the victim started to lose consciousness.

Fire marshal Ronnie Marsh said at first he was only aware there was a bike and car accident.

“When we arrived there was a male on the ground,” Marsh said. “We don’t know the extent of the injuries. He has been taken to Watauga Medical center where a helicopter has been called to airlift him.”

The accident was cleaned up, and traffic flow returned to normal by 12:38 p.m.

The cause of the wreck had not been determined, according to the news release.

 

Story: STEPHANIE SANSOUCY, Intern News Reporter

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