By Kayla Carter
Police say a man who lost control of his motorcycle in a curve on Old Milligan Highway Thursday morning barely avoided being run over by a pickup truck traveling the opposite direction.
“The truck ran over the front of the motorcycle, but luckily it didn’t run over him,” said Elizabethton Police Department Patrolman Doug Combs.
The driver of the black Kawasaki ZZR-600, Ryan Bennett Land, 22, Maryville, was transported to a local hospital with injuries.
Combs said Land had some roadrash because he slid across the pavement after losing control of the motorcycle and before impact with the truck.