Cops: Distracted driver strikes parked motorcycle knocking driver down

Cops: Distracted driver strikes parked motorcycle knocking driver down
(Source: AP)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities say a motorcyclist was knocked to the ground after the parked motorcycle he was standing next to was struck by a distracted driver in downtown Charleston Monday night.

It happened in the area of King Street and Spring Street. Charleston police officials say the motorcyclist suffered minor injuries consisting of a sprained ankle and a scrape to his elbow.

Investigators said 911 operators received a call about the incident at 8:38 p.m.

According to Charleston police, a distracted motorist in a Ranger pick up truck struck a motorcycle that was parked on the sidewalk. The motorcyclist, who was standing next to his motorcycle, was then knocked to the ground, a report states.

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