A Carroll County man was airlifted Thursday following a motorcycle wreck on Route 100 in Hillsville.
According to Virginia State Police Trooper S.M. Phillips, the accident occurred at approximately 4:10 p.m. on Route 100 about one-tenth of a mile south of Buckhorn Road in Hillsville. Phillips said Timothy Goad, 53, of Hillsville was driving a 2004 Harley-Davidson Road King south on Route 100 when he came up behind a 1972 Massey Ferguson farm tractor driven by Jody Shockley.
According to Phillips, Shockley went to make a turn and Goad didn’t see him make the signal, causing him to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting the tractor, throwing Goad over the handlebars. Although there was no contact between the two vehicles, Phillips said Goad did suffer some injuries.
“Mr. Goad was transported by ground to Twin County (Regional Hospital) and they decided to have him flown to Baptist (Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.),” Phillips said. “It was nothing life threatening as far as I now. He might have had a broken collarbone and road rash. He was up and walking around the scene, but his helmet was damaged pretty badly. They may have been worried about possible head trauma. If he wasn’t wearing a helmet, he wouldn’t be with us.”
Phillips said Carroll County Fire and Rescue also responded to the scene. The trooper said no charges would be filed in the accident.
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