UPDATE: Parkersburg woman hit by motorcycle, hospitalized

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 9/13/19 1:33 P.M.

A 66-year-old Parkersburg woman was hospitalized Friday morning after she was hit by a motorcycle while trying to cross Pike Street in south Parkersburg.

According to Parkersburg Police, Connie Lee, 66, sustained a compound fracture of her left leg and was taken to WVU Medicine Camden Clark.

Police said Lee was walking across the road when she was hit by a motorcycle driven by Chester Morris, 58, of Belpre. Morris, who was driving north toward the East Street bridge, swerved to miss hitting Lee but was unable to do so.

Police called it an "unfortunate accident" and said no charges are expected.

The accident happened about 8:30 a.m. in the 900-block of Pike Street and authorities re-routed traffic for more than two hours while they conducted their investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: 9/13/19

Traffic on Pike Street in Parkersburg was re-routed for more than two hours Friday morning while Parkersburg authorities investigated a motorcycle accident.

A Wood County 911 dispatch supervisor said the accident in the 900 block of Pike Street near the Old Man's River's mission happened about 8:30 a.m.

No additional information is available. The Parkersburg Police Department is handling the investigation.

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