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Race fan injured in Hampton motorcycle crash

August 26th, 2011 5:17 pm by Staff Report

HAMPTON — A motorcyclist in the region for the Bristol races was injured Friday when his Harley-Davidson crashed into the driver’s side of a pickup truck at the intersection of U.S. Highway 19E and U.S. Highway 321. Trooper Greg Marlowe of the Tennessee Highway Patrol said the driver of the pickup truck, James Earl Johnson, 70, 895 Fairview Road, Hampton, made a left turn from Highway 321 into the path of the motorcycle. Marlowe charged Johnson with failure to yield. Marlowe said the motorcyclist was transported by the Carter County Rescue Squad to the Johnson City Medical Center. Marlowe said did not have the identity of the motorcyclist at the time of the report, but said he was suffering from facial lacerations and a possible broken arm. Another motorcyclist identified the injured man as Johnny Ridgely of Woodbine, Md.

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