Information from WYSH Radio, an Oak Ridge Today news partner
A car-motorcycle crash in south Clinton late Monday morning sent one man to the hospital by Lifestar medical helicopter, authorities said.
The crash occurred just before 11 a.m. Monday on Clinch Avenue in front of the Icon Market.
The Clinton Police Department said that 54-year-old John Aulton of Clinton had been headed north on Clinch Avenue on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when a southbound Cadillac sedan driven by 75-year-old Billy Ashe of Clinton tried to turn left into the market. But his car ended up in the path of Aulton’s motorcycle, authorities said, and even though Aulton reportedly locked his brakes, he struck the right front side of the Cadillac and was thrown off the bike.
Authorities said Aulton suffered injuries to his leg and neck as well as cuts and bruises. He was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville by Lifestar.
As of Monday night, Clinton Police Chief Rick Scarbrough said that Aulton was listed in serious condition at UT.
Ashe was not injured in the crash, and the accident report made no mention of any citations or charges stemming from the accident.
The Clinton Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene as did the Anderson County EMS.
Note: This is an update to a story published Monday.
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