Moped driver in neuro-trauma

Apr. 27, 2013 @ 06:15 AM

Timmy Foster Gist, 39, of Spindale, is in serious condition at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center’s intensive neuro-trauma unit, a hospital spokesman said Friday afternoon.

Gist was riding his moped on West Main Street in Forest City Thursday afternoon when James Forest Kidwell, Jr., 53, of Forest City was making a left hand turn into Wilco Hess and turned in front of Gist, hitting the moped.

Kidwell was driving a Ford F250 pick-up truck and hauling a lawnmower on a utility trailer.

Charges have not been filed and officers will meet with the district attorney’s office regarding possible charges.