Man hurt in Raleigh wreck during 3rd motorcycle crash of the day

The motorcycle crash on Capital Blvd. on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Patrick Priest/WNCN
The motorcycle crash on Capital Blvd. on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Patrick Priest/WNCN

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — The third serious motorcycle crash on Saturday in the Triangle area shut down parts of Capital Blvd. in Raleigh.

The motorcycle crash on Capital Blvd. on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Patrick Priest/WNCN
The motorcycle crash on Capital Blvd. on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Patrick Priest/WNCN

The wreck happened around 5:30 p.m. on Capital near Highwoods and initially closed all southbound lanes of Capital.

The motorcyclist was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, officials later said.

One lane reopened around 6:15 p.m. and by 6:30 p.m. all but one lane was reopened.  The entire road opened later in the evening.

In other motorcycle crashes on Saturday, two people were hurt in a wreck in the 300 block of Black Forest Dr. in Clayton on Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, a motorcyclist was hurt after colliding with an SUV in Morrisville on Saturday afternoon.

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