A motorcycle was struck by an automobile Friday night in the area of the Weymouth Rhymer Highway and New Hernnhut Road, injuring the driver, according to the V.I. Police Department.
At 9 p.m. Friday officers of the Traffic Division received notification of the accident. Arriving at the location, officers discovered a male individual laying in the roadway alongside a severely damaged motorcycle that he’d been operating.
Also at the scene was the driver of the car involved in the accident.
According to the preliminary report, the operator of the motorcycle was traveling west on the Weymouth Rhymer Highway when he was struck by the vehicle, which failed to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic and made an improper right turn. As the motorist struck the motorcycle, the operator of the motorcycle was catapulted into the air and slammed into the pavement.
Emergency medical technicians examined the injured motorcyclist, a 20-year-old male whose name was not released by the police. He was transported to the Schneider Regional Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery for the injuries he’d sustained, including a broken right femur (thigh), broken left tibia (shin), contusion to the head, and several lacerations and abrasions about the body.
The victim’s condition was unknown Saturday afternoon.
The motorist, Dale George, 60, was cited with negligent driving, and failure to operate his vehicle in a safe and prudent manner by making an improper turn.