Twenty-nine year old Daniel Wayne Forse of Cashiers was airlifted to Mission hospital in Asheville after obtaining serious, but non-life threatening injuries during a two vehicle collision at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon on the Highlands Road in Franklin.
According to Trooper Crawford of the N.C. Highway Patrol, Carol Johnson, 74, of Franklin, was attempting to make a left turn into the Highlands Road Convenience Center (recycling center) when Forse was headed west toward Franklin on a Honda motorcycle.
Forse was struck by the right side of Johnson’s 2009 Kia Sportage, causing Forse to overturn.
Johnson said that she thought that the motorcycle was approaching slower than it was. Johnson was issued a citation for failure to yield, but was not injured in the accident.
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