A Newport woman has been released from the hospital following a Saturday motorcycle crash in Havelock.
Beverly Oxendine, 56, of Newport, was injured Saturday afternoon after losing control of her motorcycle in Havelock.
The wreck happened at about 2:55 p.m. on in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 70 at Tourist Center Drive, according to Havelock Chief of Police G. Wayne Cyrus.
Oxendine was airlifted to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, but Cyrus confirmed that Oxendine was treated and released from the hospital and was home recuperating on Monday afternoon.
Cyrus said the wreck is still under investigation.
“They have not determined with any certainty what happened, other than a vehicle was attempting to slow for a vehicle breaking in front of her,” Cyrus said.
A witness said the woman was slowing for a vehicle in front of her when she removed her left hand from the handlebars to make a gesture with her left arm, possible a cycling signal. The bike began swerving back and forth and Oxendine fell from the bike.
Another witness said the woman cartwheeled several times before coming to rest in the left lane. The bike continued rolling for about 200 feet before falling over, another witness said.
Oxendine was driving a dark blue Harley-Davidson motorcycle and was wearing a helmet.
Motorists stopped immediately to help the woman.
Havelock Fire and Rescue responded and called in an EastCare helicopter. The injured cyclist was loaded onto the helicopter from a landing zone just east of the Navy Federal building on U.S. 70.
The helicopter took off with the woman at 3:59 p.m. bound for Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
Cyrus said it was unclear charges would be filed in the wreck.
“All that will be pending the investigation,” he said. “The other factors associated with it have yet to be determined.”