Man Charged in Bedford Motorcycle Accident

Bedford, VA - An 82-year-old man is charged in an accident that sent a motorcycle driver to the hospital last week.

The crash happened Wednesday in Bedford.

Police say Clarence Atkins was making a left from Longwood Avenue onto Oakwood Street when his truck hit the motorcycle, which was going straight through the intersection.

The man on the bike, Lewis Rotenberry, Jr., 40, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in fair condition.

Atkins is charged with failing to yield the right of way.