A 46-year-old Pottsboro man was airlifted in critical condition Friday morning after his motorcycle was rear-ended as he turned into work along F.M. 1417 northwest of Sherman, said local police. The accident occurred just south of the intersection with Plainview Road around 9 a.m.
“A silver Hyundai ended up rear-ending the motorcycle,” said Sgt. D.M. Hampton with Sherman P.D. “The road will be closed for several hours while the CAIT team maps the scene.”
An employee with the auto repair shop where the victim worked said, it was only the man’s second day on the job as a body tech mechanic. “He seemed like a great guy. He fit in well and that’s why we hired him, because of his personality,” said the employee. “Today he just didn’t make it in.”
Tensions at the scene ran high in the aftermath of the crash, as a female friend or relative of the victim confronted the driver of the Hyundai, who was not injured. After being separated from the driver, the woman collapsed in grief while being led back to her car. Authorities say the victim was not wearing a helmet.