Moped driver struck, airlifted to hospital

Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 05:32 PM.

A Havelock man was airlifted to a Greenville hospital after the moped he was riding was struck head on by a car late Sunday night just outside Havelock.

Ryan Everette, 35, of Havelock, was transported by helicopter to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville following the crash on Greenfield Heights Boulevard, according to a statement from the N.C. Highway Patrol. An official from the hospital could not confirm that Everette was still in the hospital, and the highway patrol also had no report on his condition.

According to the highway patrol, the crash happened at 10:27 p.m. Michael Sides, 19, of Havelock, was driving north on Greenfield Heights Boulevard in a 2006 Ford passenger vehicle when he attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing zone and struck Everette, who was driving south.

The collision happened just south of Anne Drive at 420 Greenfield Heights Blvd., about a half mile from U.S. 70.

According to the highway patrol, Sides was apparently not injured and refused treatment at the scene from medical responders.

Trooper S.M. Casner investigated the crash, and Sides was charged with reckless driving, according to the highway patrol.

Havelock police, Havelock Fire and Rescue and Township 6 fire volunteers responded to the crash. 



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