Late Monday afternoon, the Dudley Fire Department along with Wayne County EMS Station 8 Paramedics were dispatched to a traffic accident that involved a motorcycle at the intersection of Old Mount Olive highway and Royal Drive. The driver of the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with non-life-threating injuries.
The motorcycle was heading North on Old Mount Olive Highway approaching the intersection when a car was making a left-hand turn off of Old Mount Olive onto Royal Drive and the rider on the motorcycle applied his brakes trying to avoid a collision with the car.
The driver of the car and a child in the car were not injured in the crash. The rider on the bike was not the owner of the motorcycle and the accident is currently under investigation by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Firefighters remained on the scene directing traffic through the accident site.