The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 6, 2014

Crash sends motorcyclist to CMC-Northeast

By Ritchie Starnes, News Editor

Monday, January 6, 2014 — A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries after he ran off the road and struck a driveway culvert.

Josiah Swede Dunlap, 20, of Robbins was traveling south on Tower Road when he veered off the right shoulder and hit a culvert pipe, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.

Impact of the Dec. 28 single-vehicle crash sent Dunlap airborne across the opposite side of the road, coming to a rest on the northbound shoulder. The motorcycle skidded along the right shoulder, reports show.

Dunlap was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord.

The 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle that Dunlap crashed sustained about $3,500 in damages. Owner of the motorcycle is listed as Jeremy Watkins of Albemarle. Watkins resides on the same road where the crash occurred, reports show.

Call Ritchie Starnes at (704) 982-2121 ext. 28 or email ritchie@stanlynews