Motorcyclist in critical condition after accident in Kill Devil Hills

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Kill Devil Hills PD

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WNCT) Officials are investigating an accident that left a motorcyclist in critical condition in Kill Devil Hills.

On Thursday around 5:05 p.m. the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, Fire and Dare County EMS responded to a collision involving serious injury.

The collision occurred at US 158 and West Avalon Drive and involved a Chevy Tahoe and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Kill Devil Hills PD

Based on the investigation it was determined that the driver of the Harley was stopped at the stop sign on West Avalon Drive waiting to turn left (north) at the intersection.

The motorcycle driver proceeded to make her left turn but failed to appreciate the proximity of a white Chevy Tahoe traveling south on US 158.

She pulled out in the path of the oncoming vehicle, resulting in the collision.

All lanes of US 158 were blocked for approximately one hour as life-saving measures and the investigation was conducted.

The driver of the motorcycle was airlifted to a Virginia hospital and remains in critical condition.

She is a 54-year-old Kill Devil Hills resident.

The Tahoe driver was a 68-year-old resident of Kitty Hawk.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor at this time, officials said.

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (WNCT) Officials are investigating a serious accident reported on U.S. 158 and Avalon.

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department and Fire units responded to the scene.

Officials said that roads are now clear in both directions on U.S. 158.

Consider alternate routing if traveling in the area.

Expect traffic issues until at least 6:30 p.m.

The accident is under investigation.

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