Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 | 10:36 a.m.
A moped rider suffered critical injuries when a sport utility vehicle struck him Saturday on Martin Luther King Boulevard, Metro Police said.
The crash happened at 5:35 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Martin Luther King Boulevard south of Symphony Park Avenue. Police said it appears the moped rider, identified as Terrence Harris, 21, lost control of his 2009 Diamo Velocity and fell on the left side of the road.
The crash ejected Harris, putting him in the path of a 1999 Ford Explorer, which had been switching to the left lane, police said. The Ford struck Harris.
Emergency crews took Harris to University Medical Center's trauma unit with critical injuries, police said. The driver and two passengers in the Ford were not injured.