Dirt bike, SUV collide head-on in Davidson County

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THOMASVILLE, N.C. -- Dispatchers say a dirt bike and an SUV collided head-on Friday morning in Davidson County.

The crash happened just before 7:45 a.m. at 593 Ben Lee Road south of Thomasville.

davidson-ax3State troopers say it appears the motorcyclist apparently lost control before the collision. They said the driver of the SUV, which was a Ford Explorer, saw the dirt bike coming and tried swerving to the right in an attempt to avoid the collision.

The SUV ended up running over the dirt bike and its rider, they said.

Dispatchers say the motorcyclist was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The rider has only been identified as a male. His injuries are described as "serious."

No other information was immediately available.