BELFRY, Ky. – A collision between a passenger vehicle and a motorcycle on Friday afternoon sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries.
Pike County Deputy Shawn Scott, who is investigating the accident said, Le Linh Tuah of Belfry, Ky. the driver of a white 2016 Acura MDX, was exiting the parking lot of the Belfry Public Library when his vehicle was struck in the side by a 2007 white Harley Davidson motorcycle which was traveling South on US 119.
The operator of the motorcycle Robert Dallas Tomlin of Amherst, Va., received serious injuries in the collision and was transported to the Belfry Middle School football field, by Appalachian First Response Ambulance Service. He was then airlifted by WINGS Air Ambulance Service to Pikeville Medical Center, where at last check his condition was listed as guarded but stable.
Deputy Scott said Tuah told authorities he looked both ways before pulling on to the roadway, but he did not see any traffic in either direction.
Tuah was the only occupant of the SUV and Tomlin was the only person on the motorcycle.
Traffic in the southbound lane of U.S. 119 was slowed to one lane for approximately two hours while crews worked to clear the scene. Members of the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department assisted in traffic control.
Kendra Mahon is a reporter for the Williamson Daily News, she can be contacted at [email protected] or 304-235-4242 ext 2278.