A motorcycle operator was transported to the hospital and the roadway was temporarily blocked after a collision between a motorcycle and a pickup truck Sunday afternoon.
Emergency responders were dispatched to Old US Highway 1 in Southern Pines for a reported vehicle accident shortly before 2:00 pm.
The first arriving fire unit reported a male victim lying on the ground with injuries reported as not immediately life threatening. The victim was transported by ambulance to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
One lane of Old US Highway 1 was temporarily blocked by the accident requiring drivers to slow down to bypass the accident using the center turning lane.
Responding were units with Southern Pines Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and the Southern Pines Police Department.
The cause of the accident was under investigation by the Southern Pines Police Department as of this report.