Motorcycle, SUV collision results in serious injury
Published 10:22 am Friday, November 8, 2019
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department has released additional information about the collision involving a motorcycle and an SUV that occurred Thursday evening.
According to the statement, on Thursday, November 7 at approximately 5:05 p.m., Kill Devil Hills Police, Fire and Dare County EMS responded to a collision involving serious injury. The incident occurred at US 158 and W. Avalon Drive and involved a Chevrolet Tahoe and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Based on the investigation of the collision, KDH police have determined that the operator of the motorcycle was stopped at the stop sign on W. Avalon Drive waiting to turn left (north) at the intersection. “The motorcycle driver proceeded to make her left turn but failed to appreciate the proximity of a white Chevy Tahoe traveling south on US 158,” said the KDHPD release. “She pulled out in the path of the oncoming vehicle, resulting in the collision.”
All lanes of US 158 were blocked for approximately one hour as life saving measures and the investigation were conducted.
The motorcycle rider was air lifted to a Virginia hospital and remains in critical condition as of Friday morning. She is a 54-year-old Kill Devil Hills resident, but further details about her identity are not being disclosed at this time pending family notification. The Tahoe driver was a 68-year-old resident of Kitty Hawk.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time, according to police.
The Kill Devil Hills Police Department expressed thanks to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Dare County EMS and KDH Fire Department for assisting at the scene as well as Dare County telecommunicators who helped coordinate the response and rescue efforts.