Greenville Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle accident just outside of Greenville shut down a busy intersection Thursday afternoon.

Crews responded to the crash at the intersection of Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road involving a single motorcyclist.

Greenville Police say the rider of the red Harley-Davidson slammed on his breaks near the stop sign on Portertown road causing the bike to dump over.

Traffic was backed up for 30 minutes as crews surveyed the scene.

Authorities say the rider of the motorcycle was conscious and alert and was taken to the Pitt County Memorial Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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