Moped, SUV drivers admitted to hospitals after collision


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Both motorists in a collision between a sports utility vehicle and a moped Tuesday were admitted to hospitals and both will be charged with traffic violations, police said Wednesday.

The driver of the SUV, Joyce Dorsey, 72, of the 500 block of Bonner Drive, Elizabeth City, is in good condition at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, a spokesman said.

The driver of the moped, Calvin Wilson, 71, of the 1700 block of Fairwind Court, Elizabeth City, is in fair condition at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, a spokesman said.

According to police, Dorsey was headed east on Ehringhaus Street when she attempted a left turn at the Wendy’s entrance, entering the path of Wilson’s moped, which was headed west on the street.

Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services responded to the collision at 6:47 p.m., EMS Director Jerry Newell said. Newell said the driver of the moped suffered a laceration to the head but was alert and oriented, while the driver of the SUV was complaining of chest pain.

Sgt. James Judge of the Elizabeth City Police Department said both Dorsey and Wilson were transported to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Judge said Dorsey will be cited for failing to yield the right of way. Wilson will be cited for driving without liability insurance, he said.

Police are continuing their investigation, Judge said.