Randleman police officer seriously injured in motorcycle wreck


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ASHEBORO, N.C. — A Randleman police officer was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when Chief Steven Leonard says the officer crashed his personal motorcycle.

According to Chief Leonard, Donald Raeford Hill III, 23, of Asheboro, was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following the accident, which occurred shortly before 4:45 p.m. on Vista Parkway.

Leonard says Hill was riding north toward U.S. Highway 64 when his motorcycle “missed a sharp curve,” veered right and struck a utility pole.

No other vehicles were involved in the wreck.

Hill was taken to Randolph Hospital by Randolph County EMS before he was airlifted to WFBMC, Leonard said.

Leonard says Hill’s condition had “improved slightly” since the crash, but he was still in serious condition as of 3 p.m. Thursday.

Hill, who is a patrol officer, has been with the Randleman Police Department for nearly two years, Leonard said.  Hill also takes classes at Randolph Community College.

No other information was immediately available.

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