A Georgia man was seriously injured Wednesday when a car slammed into his motorcycle near Wise.
Wise Police Chief Tony Bates said at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, a 2006 BMW motorcycle operated by Jeremy Wade Speake, of Lagrange, Ga., was traveling north on U.S. 23 in the Monkey Hill area outside Wise.
A 2001 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Candace Nicole McFarland, of 622 Kentucky Ave., Norton, was traveling down Addington Avenue. Bates said McFarland drove through a stop sign into the path of the motorcycle, which struck the driver’s side front end of the Malibu.
Speake was thrown about 50 feet from the point of impact with the car, according to Bates. He was transported to a Tri-Cities hospital.
Air evacuation of Speake was not possible because thunder showers made a helicopter landing too hazardous.
McFarland was not injured. She has been charged with failure to stop at a stop sign.
Wise Police Senior Officer Nathan Rose investigated the accident.