BAHAMA, N.C. — Two Durham police officers and one Durham County Sheriff’s Office deputy, each riding a motorcycle, were involved in a crash at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday in on South Lowell Road near Terry Road.
The State Highway Patrol said its preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Harley Davidson operated by Durham County Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Aiken was traveling north on South Lowell Road when Aiken lost control, traveled onto the northbound shoulder and struck a ditch.
As a result of that, two Durham police officers traveling with Aiken also lost control of their motorcycles. Officer Larry Cox, who was operating a 2013 Harley Davidson, traveled off onto the northbound shoulder, struck a ditch, and overturned. Officer Miguel De Vera Rodriguez, who was operating a 2015 Harley Davidson, traveled off onto the northbound shoulder, struck a utility pole support wire, and overturned.
Aiken and Cox sustained minor injuries. Rodriguez sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The report said the three were practicing motorcycle formations when the accident occurred.