A Clinton man flown to a Knoxville hospital by a medical helicopter after a Wednesday morning motorcycle accident was listed in stable condition Thursday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.
Kevin Eric Gross, 18, was riding east on a Yamaha XV5 motorcycle onÂ Highway 61 between Oak Ridge and Clinton when he struck a Chrysler PT Cruiser pulling out of the Rocky Top gas station at Mariner Point at about 10:50 a.m., an accident report said.
The car was driven by Carl David O’Neal, 56, of Oak Ridge. He said he was turning left onto Highway 61 to head west as an eastbound vehicle pulling a trailer was turning into the Rocky Top parking lot, according to the report. O’Neal told Clinton police his vision was blocked, and he pulled into traffic to start traveling west when Gross hit his driver’s side door.
The accident report by the Clinton Police Department said Gross was in the inside travel lane when he hit O’Neal’s car. Gross was wearing a helmet, but he suffered obvious non-incapacitating injuries, the report said, and he was flown by a University of Tennessee Lifestar helicopter to the UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
Debbie A. O’Neal, 47, a passenger in O’Neal’s car, was taken by ambulance to Methodist Medical Center with unknown injuries.
Carl O’Neal was cited to Clinton City Court for not having valid proof of insurance, the accident report said.