A moped driver was hospitalized Thursday morning after a crash involving another vehicle in the area of 73rd Ave. North and Kings Highway.
Myrtle Beach officers were called to the crash about 10:45 a.m. in reference to the moped and vehicle collision, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with Myrtle Beach police.
The moped driver was taken to the hospital from the scene, Crosby said, who also stated officers are requesting motorists avoid the area if possible. Police were not allowing traffic to pass in either direction.
The vehicle, a four-door Chrysler sedan, was traveling in the middle of three Northbound lanes. The car's driver, Cheryle Brown of Apex, N.C., said the moped crossed the center line and hit her vehicle.
“He was just coming straight for me,” said Brown, who was traveling in the car with her husband and adult son. “I hope he lives. Oh my gosh.”
Brown said the moped driver was wearing a hospital bracelet as well as electrode patches that are commonly used in heart monitoring tests. She said he was conscious but was bleeding from the head and mouth when he was transported from the scene by paramedics.
The moped had a 12-pack box of Milwaukee's Best beer cans.
The Brown family was headed back home from a vacation at the St. Clements hotel on 70th Ave. North and Ocean Boulevard.
Anyone with information on the crash can call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.