First Posted: 7/3/2009
PILOT MOUNTAIN A local man is in critical condition following a wreck Thursday evening.
James Miller, 49, of Mount Airy, was traveling north on Main Street towards Old Highway 52 on his motorcycle along with a woman passenger when his motorcycle allegedly drifted left of center and collided with a Chrysler Pacifica around 9:25 p.m., according to the N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper B.M. Jones. The Pacifica was driven by Trisha Evans, 38, of Georgia.
Miller and the woman riding with him were transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. As of Friday night, he was in the intensive care unit, hospital officials said.
Mr. Miller was airlifted to Baptist with some injuries. He was unconscious at the wreck scene, said Trooper B.M. Jones.
Evans was not injured in the accident and the woman with Miller, though transported, was not believed to be seriously injured. Jones said he did not have the name of the woman motorcycle passenger. Both Miller and the woman with him were wearing helmets at the time of the wreck.
According to Jones, Miller has been charged with driving left of center and, and the investigation is continuing. Jones believes there was some alcohol involved in the wreck but is unsure of the amount.