Wednesday morning, a motorcyclist attempting to pass a dump truck hauling sand lost control of his bike and crashed into a roadside field.
The accident occurred on Highway 242 South of Benson in the Meadow community. The rider reportedly told state troopers that sand blew from the truck and momentarily blinded him, causing the accident.
He suffered a possible broken ankle and was transported by Johnston County EMS to Wake Medical Center.
The Meadow Fire also responded.
Photos by John Payne