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Motorcycle, Bike Wrecks Cause Injuries PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 04 August 2014 07:10

There were several injuries Sunday morning in traffic and bicycling accidents—all of them along Poplar Grove Road just out of Boone.  The first was at about 8:30 at the Poplar Grove / Shulls Mill intersection, a bike crash that caused injuries to the rider.  Then at about 10:45am off of Fallview Avenue at the Cottages of Boone, a vehicle hitting the emergency turnaround and flipping, according to Watauga sources.  Watauga Medics responded for the transport of a victim from that wreck.  Then another cyclist was injured in an 11:30am crash on Poplar Grove Road approaching Shulls Mill Road, a woman cyclist said to be bloodied by her crash—Watauga Medics responding along with Foscoe First Responders to deal with her injuries.  
Saturday was a bad day for motorcyclists riding in the High Country, with three accidents—two involving striking animals.  Just before 11pm, a cyclist struck a deer on Mast Gap Road in Sugar Grove and was injured—but not seriously.  Just before 5 Saturday afternoon, a motorcyclist struck a dog while riding on US 421 near the Tennessee line.  He suffered mostly road rash.  And mid-morning Saturday crash involved a cyclist turning into an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway misjudged his turn and the cycle fell over on him.  Avery medical teams said injuries were not life-threatening.  

  
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