New Year’s Eve police stop ends with motorcycle crash in Rock Hill

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comJanuary 2, 2013 

— A Rock Hill motorcyclist tried to evade police on New Year’s Eve before crashing into several cars and suffering serious injuries.

Just before midnight on Monday, police saw two motorcycles speeding near East White Street, according to a Rock Hill police report. The motorcycles turned left onto Pinewood Road, the report states, where officers observed a 1997 Harley Davidson drive off the road and into a field, nearly hitting a sign and tree.

Police tried to pull over the motorcycle, but the rider accelerated and tried to evade officers, the report states. Police did not pursue the motorcyclist, but watched as he nearly wrecked on Belleview Road before turning right onto Eastwood Drive, where he crashed into several cars.

The driver, a 48-year-old man whose name was not listed on the report, was seriously injured, police said. EMS and the Rock Hill Fire Department tended to his injuries while the Highway Patrol and police investigated the crash.

The report indicates that the man had been driving under the influence of alcohol.

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