Salisbury man seriously injured in Wednesday night motorcycle crash

Published 1:24 pm Thursday, June 8, 2017

SALISBURY — A Salisbury man was seriously injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Wednesday night not far from his home.

N.C. Highway Patrol officials say they aren’t sure what caused the crash because the man was unresponsive at the scene.

According to Trooper K.G. Barringer, 44-year-old Kevin Rainey ran off the road in a curve and crashed. about 8:43 p.m. at 1601 Long Ferry Road.

“We don’t know why. He lives down the road and is very familiar with the road,” Barringer said.

Rainey and the motorcycle were moved off the roadway before the trooper arrived at the scene.

Rainey was thrown from the motorcycle, but it’s not clear where he landed. He was wearing a helmet.

Investigators believe a passer-by made the call to 911.

Barringer said when he arrived, it was hard to get details from Rainey because he was mumbling.

A landing zone was set up at Miller’s Ferry Fire Department, and Rainey was flown to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Hospital officials were not able to provide information about whether Rainey was a patient there.

— Shavonne Walker