Note: This story was updated at 1:52 p.m.
A motorcyclist was injured in a crash between a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle on Edgemoor Road on Thursday morning, authorities said.
The crash between an 18-wheeler and a motorcycle was reported at about 8:28 a.m. Thursday at Haw Ridge Park.
The name and condition of the motorcyclist and the type of motorcycle weren’t available Thursday morning. The motorcyclist was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Oak Ridge Police Department Chief Jim Akagi said the motorcyclist was driving east on Edgemoor Road, headed toward Clinton Highway, when the motorcyclist appears to have passed the truck on the right, apparently on the shoulder of the road, as the eastbound tractor-trailer turned right into the parking lot at Haw Ridge. The motorcycle appears to have hit the truck on its passenger side, Akagi said.
The truck driver was okay but shaken up, Akagi said.
There was only one person in the truck.
Authorities are reconstructing the crash, and Edgemoor Road remains closed in the meantime.
The Oak Ridge Police Department and Oak Ridge Fire Department both responded. So did other authorities and emergency medical services, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Tennessee Department of Transportation.
The Clinton Police Department was also expected to help with the crash reconstruction.
Update: The Oak Ridge Police Department reported at 12:42 p.m. that Edgemoor Road has been cleared and has been re-opened to traffic.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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John Kelly says
John. Thank you for your coverage of news in Oak Ridge. Your readers and subscribers should know that in your coverage of the crash on Edgemoor Road today, because the highway was closed for the crash reconstruction, your hiked in from S. Illinois Avenue to the crash scene to cover the story. Great job!
Thank you, John. I appreciate it. I was just doing what I thought a good reporter should do. And I didn’t mind the walk.
I haven’t followed up yet on the condition of the motorcyclist. I’ll have to try to do that today.
Thank you for all you do.