HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — A police officer was rushed to the hospital Friday morning following a serious crash in Huntersville.
The wreck happened around 8:30 a.m. on Stumptown Road at Hugh McAuley Road, near Grand Oak Elementary School, according to officials.
The Huntersville Fire Department said it was on the scene of the crash involving a motorcycle and that drivers should avoid the area.
MEDIC confirmed that one person was taken to Atrium Health in Charlotte with serious injuries.
A witness told Channel 9 reporter Anthony Kustura that he saw the crashed motorcycle and the officer down in the roadway and immediately called 911.
It had recently rained in the area and neighbors said the motorcycle was on a sharp bend along Stumptown Road when the officer lost control on the wet pavement and crashed.
“The most amazing thing that I saw was this band of brothers that literally swarmed in and came to this man’s attention immediately, with concern, with deep care, and deep compassion for one of their own that was lying on the ground,” said Debbie O’Handley.
The Huntersville Police Department confirmed to Channel 9 that one of its officers suffered serious injuries in the crash but was expected to make a full recovery. No other vehicles were involved, officials said.
Channel 9 crews could see a police motorcycle being towed from the scene. Minutes earlier, a police escort could be seen accompanying an ambulance along Interstate 77.
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