Driver charged in Cary PD motorcycle crash

CPD motorcycle

July 18, 2011 8:15:24 PM PDT
The driver involved in a crash that injured a Cary police officer is facing charges.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says Officer Chad Penland was traveling west on Highway 55 when he tried to pull over a driver Friday. His motorcycle collided with a pick-up truck at the intersection of Morrisville Carpenter Road.

Troopers say Penland's lights and sirens were on. The driver of the pick-up truck, 72-year-old Benjamin Rainy, received a citation for failure to yield.

Officer Penland was seriously injured but is expected to recover.

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