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Motorcycle and car collide at NC 242 and US 701

By: Erin Smith

The southbound lane of US 701 at the intersection of NC 242 was closed briefly on Thursday afternoon after a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.

According to NC Highway Patrol Trooper Townsend, a group of motorcyclists were traveling southbound on US 701 on their way to Bike Week in Myrtle Beach, SC when the crash ocurred.

Trooper Townsend said the driver of the car, Joyce Ann Geddings of Bladenboro, arrived at the stop sign on NC 242 and did not see the motorcycle being operated by Timothy Wayne Evelyn of Wilson.  Trooper Townsend said Geddings pulled into the path of Evelyn’s motorcycle.

Geddings will be charged with a safe movement violation, according to Trooper Townsend.

Evelyn was transported to Cape Fear  Valley-Bladen County Hospital.

The Elizabethtown Fire Department, Bladen County EMS, and North Carolina Highway Patrol all responded to the scene.

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