Man still in critical condition after being launched 30 yards from motorcycle

Published: Jul. 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2013 at 7:45 PM EDT
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The scene of the wreck. (Source:
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GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A motorcyclist who was thrown about 30 yards from his bike after colliding with a taxi on Highway 176 in Goose Creek Monday morning remains in critical condition.

Medical University of South Carolina officials said the 33-year-old Summerville man seriously injured Monday was still in critical condition Tuesday.

Goose Creek Police Lieutenant Karen Nix said the wreck happened around 7:50 a.m. on St. James Avenue, also known as Highway 176, near Gainsborough Drive and Vixen Boulevard.

According to a traffic report, 59-year-old Vincent Shaw, a driver for North Area Taxi Inc., failed to yield the right of way when he pulled into the Hess station, in front of a motorcyclist who was changing lanes.

Police said the motorcyclist was launched from his bike, and found under a tree, about 30 yards away from the site of the collision.  He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

A helicopter was called to the scene to transport the man to MUSC for treatment.

Shaw was cited for failure to yield the right of way.

The road was closed for about an hour while police investigated the scene.

According to the report, both vehicles suffered about $5,000 in damage.

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