Motorcyclist airlifted after collision in Lobelia

When most people were going to bed to end the weekend, residents of the Lobelia community were awakened by the wailing of emergency sirens.

Around 11 p.m. Sunday, emergency units were dispatched to a crash involving a motorcycle and car at Lobelia Road and McGill Road.

According to authorities on scene, a Nissan Rogue traveling eastbound was attempting to make a left turn onto McGill Road when it crossed into the path of a Kawasaki motorcycle traveling westbound on Lobelia Road at a high rate of speed. The impact caused the rider to be thrown at least 50 feet, landing just off the road.

Motorcyclist airlifted after collision in Lobelia Sunday
A motorcycle sustains heavy damage after being involved in a two-vehicle wreck in Lobelia on May 19.

A landing zone was set up at Crains Creek Fire Department, and the male motorcyclist was airlifted to a nearby trauma center. His condition is unknown at this time.

A helicopter lands at Crains Creek Fire Department to airlift a patient who was driving a motorcycle and was involved in a crash in Lobelia on May 19.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan Rogue were not injured and did not require transport at the time of publication.

Lobelia Road was shut down for over an hour while crews worked the scene until the roadway could be cleared.

The Highway Patrol was investigating the crash and told Sandhills Sentinel that at least one charge was pending against the motorcyclist.

The responding units were the Crains Creek Fire Department, Moore County EMS, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, and N.C. Highway Patrol.

Feature photo: A Nissan Rogue sustains front-end damage in a collision with a motorcycle in Lobelia on May 19.

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~Article, photos, and video by Sandhills Sentinel reporter Daniel Gwyn. Daniel has been reporting breaking news for Sandhills Sentinel since 2020.

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