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OR motorcycle wreck injures one

Wednesday morning, just after 7 am, Oak Ridge Police and Fire personnel responded to a motorcycle crash on West Outer Drive between Warwick Lane and Warrior Lane.

According to the ORPD, the motorcycle was heading west when it left the side of the road and struck a utility pole. The victim, identified only as a 20-year-old man, sustained what were described as serious injuries and was transported to UT Medical Center by LifeStar for treatment.

Oak Ridge Electric Department and Public Works crews also responded to the scene to repair the broken utility pole. The affected portion of West Outer Drive was closed for several hours while crews made repairs. The roadway reopened shortly after 3:30 pm Wednesday.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation and as soon as we learn more, we will pass it along to you.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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